The truth is, I love what I do! I love the fact that I can combine my passion for paper, color, and my need to be creative on a daily basis. It keeps me inspired, it's challenging at times therefore keeps me growing, and it puts bread on the table. It truly is a win-win situation.
And I adore my family. I love spending time with my husband and my little "Androopants," which is why I've opted to work the "graveyard" shift. (We're Sponge Bob Square Pants fans - her real name is Andria, in case you wondered).
Yes my friends, while the family sleeps, I work, work, work! Usually from 11pm - 6am! It's actually one of the best ideas I've ever had! There are hardly any interruptions which allows me to completely focus on what I'm doing. My husband watches our daughter in the mornings while I sleep, which allows us to save $ on day care. So we win-win again.
Is there a downfall? Yes. Only a couple, though.
- I don't have much time to return business calls on the evenings that I have scheduled consultations.
Luckily, we live in an era of high technology, which makes it easier to keep in constant communicaiton with my clients. I use and rely on e-mail all the time!
- I get hungry around 2am.
I do, and fruit just seems too "lively" for a midnight snack and left overs seem too heavy. I usually just have cereal, or sometimes I treat myself to a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
But oh, what I wouldn't give to try one of those fresh baked chocolate chip cookies from Insomnia Cookies delivered to my door right now!That's what I call a SWEET idea! High-five to the college students who started this delivery service! They operate from 8pm - 2am, later on weekends. Unfortunately, at this time their services are only provided to college campuses in the NYC area. But I cross my fingers and hope that they make it big and soon expand their services to residential areas in the west coast. Particuarly the Palm Springs area, which is where this chocolaholic (that's me!) will anxiously await a warm, chocolatey and satisfying cookie with a tall glass of cold milk.
Don't worry! When the day comes, I promise to be extra careful and not get any cookie crumbs on your invitations!