Spaz Attack

Thoughts from a big spaz who has lots to spaz about.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Gosh, starting your own business is hard!!! I know, a home daycare could hardly be called a business, but it's something that I'm investing my time, money, and effort into so it's a business to me!

It's such a roller coaster ride! One moment, I am like, "It's totally going to work out." and then, the next minute, I am totally doubting that I will get any kids!" A lot of people have emailed me and mostly, all they care about is the price of the daycare...nothing else. They don't ask me what I am going to do with the children, if I am qualified, or what. All they ask is hours and price. So I realized that most people just are looking for the cheapest place to put their child(ren) and I'm not on the cheaper end so I wonder if I will get any kids!

So what helps me get through these times when I am doubting myself? I totally think about people who I know who started their own businesses, had dreams and just went for it. I think about Kelli who has her own very successful daycare and how she had to start with one kid at a time. I think about Gina who is pursuing her dream of selling her artwork. I think of Vero who is pursuing her dream to be a photographer.
I think of others too who started their own businesses and how it must have been really scary for them. Also, I think about what Sophia said when I talked to her about starting a daycare years ago. I was hesitant because I didn't know ALL about the business side of running a daycare (such a contracts, licensing, etc), and she told me, "Cristina, you don't have to know everything from the beginning. You LEARN as you go along." And she is right. I've learned a lot even in the last month about the business part of having a daycare.

Maybe I'm just down on myself because I feel like the rooms are not completely ready so I feel behind and feel like I can't really show them to people in the state that they are in right now.

Some things take time to work itself out so I will have to be patient and take it one day at a time. I'm not worried.

See what I said?? Not worried one minute and worried the next!


Blogger Christine said...

have faith in yourself. there will definitely be tough moments, but they will only help you grow and learn more.

11:48 PM  

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