BEING A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT MADE THIS POSSIBLE
I'm writing this blog post from warm and sunny Palm Springs, California.
I left my home in Ontario, Canada in a snowstorm with gusting winds and ice pellets whipping at me to arrive later that day in a mini paradise of palm trees and sunshine (and sorry, not sorry, I was actually a little too warm at one point)
So what makes it possible to pick up and leave in the middle of a week? To spend 7 days working and playing and having a life adventure somewhere far from home? Being a Virtual Assistant does.
In my old life as a sad cubicle-dweller...I didn't get to choose where to work. I got some holiday time...but yeah, I also had to fight with the co-workers over who could take which week off and who would cover. Well not anymore.
Being a V.A. means I can work hard from anywhere I like. Some Virtual Assistants are digital nomads... traveling the world and making a living from wherever their heart calls them next. For me, I love working from home (most of the time)...but I also love that I can pick up and spend a week or two somewhere else without having to ask permission from anyone else.
So why Palm Springs? I'm actually here to help a client at a Retreat she is hosting for women in business at a resort and spa (rough gig, right?) So being a Virtual Assistant has also helped me connect with people around the world and given me the opportunity to hang out at AMAZING hotels that I would never have had the opportunity to visit in my 'office-worker' days.
I wanted to share this with you - not to brag - or to make anyone feel jealous, but to show other women what's possible in this career as a Virtual Assistant. I get how busy we are. I'm a working mom, I have 3 kids, two pets, and a hubby who often works away from home too. So Virtual Assistance fits nicely into my days at home taking kiddos to school, carpooling, cooking, and laundry.
This trip, however, has reminded me how absolutely amazing it is to be able to go on adventures and STILL be all of those things. I cannot wait to do this again...and I encourage existing VAs to give it a try...hop on that plane and work from anywhere you like!
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