This post has been one I’ve been dreading to make for a long time. For some reason, I found it much easier announcing my news to my clients than I am finding announcing it to the whole world. So here it goes…
The big announcement is this… I have come the the extremely difficult decision to close the doors of my business, Barber Virtual Assisting Solutions, this summer. In a little less than a month from now, I will no longer be doing Virtual Assistant services for Real Estate pros or anyone else. It has come to a point in my life where the needs of my growing family (expecting baby #3 in September), and the needs of my clients can no longer coexist without too many balls being dropped on both sides. So because family is extremely important to me and should always come first, that means I have to let the business go.
This decision has not come easy to me by any means. I have poured 8 years of my blood, sweat, and tears into this business and it has become a big part my identity and daily life. I have fears about doing this of course, like the fear of fading into irrelevancy, or the fear of losing touch with my friends and colleagues I’ve met over the years, or the fear of not knowing what is to come. But the time has come to where being the wife and mother my family deserves is priority #1.
So what WILL I be doing? I plan on spending much more quality time with my family, enjoying my children while they are so young (this time is fleeting!), figuring out my DSLR camera, and exploring numerous craft projects I find myself longing to do (thank you Pinterest).
You will also still find me over at my side project of REVA Academy, with my awesome partners, training and mentoring the Real Estate Virtual Assistants of the future. It is a program I am passionate about and enjoy doing part time.
To all my friends, colleagues, clients and mentors I have met over this 8 years, I say, THANK YOU! Thank you for supporting me, teaching me, laughing with me, commiserating with me and more. It has been quite an experience, and who knows… I may be back in action one day, kicking butt in the Real Estate VA world. You can take the girl out of the business, but it is hard to take the business out of the girl.
If you want to follow my future adventures with my family and the crafty projects I have up my sleeve, you will be able to find me on my personal blog, Mama In The Deep. That is where I’ll be hanging out and updating much more frequently now that I’ll have the time.
July 15th is my final day. Those that know me well, you know were else to find me. I won’t vanish from the earth completely.
Lots of love to one and all!
Megan Barber is a Real Estate Virtual Assistant, and owner of Barber Virtual Assisting Solutions. With over 12 years of experience working within the real estate industry, Megan provides top notch real estate support services such as marketing, lead follow-up, social media, WordPress websites, and more. She is also author of VA Mommy and Co-Founder of REVA Academy, a Real Estate VA Training program.