Life is not easy. Especially when you are in a family of invisible illnesses and disabilities. It can be serious, funny and downright hard! But we make it. Just like everyone else. We just do it in a different style.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Momentous Decision

After this post, I am going to begin another blog.

There it is. That's the big decision. Kind of a let-down, maybe? Well, I took all night to decide this.

Last night, after thinking long and hard about it, I decided to start a blog related to my business. It will be self-hosted through my hubby's hosting company and it will chronicle An Extra Hand Serivces' rebirth; its twists and turns, stops and starts. I also want to have another platform for announcements, giveaways, business and financial tips and motivational, encouraging lines for businesses, big or small.

What about this blog, you ask? It is going to remain exactly what it started out to be: the events in the life of the Unique Family. I don't want to water down the message of how we live with chronic illnesses and disabilities with "Hey, click here for this or that!"

I know, you are thinking, most people wouldn't separate out their business from their personal. Well, for me, this blog has always been about making friends, sharing stories, baring our souls, laughing at pictures and comments of encouragement. And, I want to keep it that way. It is dear and precious to me. It has helped me get to the place that I can even think about working again on a business idea.

The new blog will be about business; running one, setting up one, getting customers, hitting roadblocks and overcoming them. I hope to have guest bloggers, who will give tips and inspiration. I will upload videos (not of me!-if you listened to my audioblog, you know I have no stage presence!) and have more of a community spirit to it. Of course, friends will be there, too, because many of you have businesses, so there will be an overlap.

Think of the new blog as the home office (where home may intrude a little!) and this blog as the living room, where it is all about the home front.

I hope everyone here will also come into the office every once in a while. You are always welcome!