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Good, you came to the right place!Hi, my name is Chantal Sarkisian and I am a new mom who had a sweet baby boy named Victor in Feb 2013. Join me on this blog to follow my new mommy journey while I am on my maternity leave. I'll ramble quickly about all the random thoughts that go through my head when I am feeding in the middle of the night, or trying to put my son to sleep. I'll also blog about my favourite things, give you helpful tools, and explore activities to do (mostly in the Ottawa region) with kids and maybe some product reviews too! Thanks for reading!

Monday, August 11, 2014

I have another baby now!

Hi mommas,
I know it's been a while. Things have been crazy busy and hectic.
I must apologize for not posting since March. Lots of exciting things have happened this spring and summer, considering I was laid off in February. I went back to work and two months later was laid off after my maternity leave.
Talk about a slap in the face from a women's health charity that I was working for. Because I have class, I will spare you the name of this charity.

The reason I have been so busy, is that I started my own business. That's the baby I'm referring to. After putting in so many hours to get things started I truly have an appreciation for people who work for themselves.

I started a small business consulting and virtual assistant company called "Go-to Girl" . I've gone to 1 million networking events, have met amazing people who are surrounding me, and I'm so grateful for how everything played itself out. I am an entrepreneur, so most of it did come naturally to me, I have to admit.

In this post I wanted to talk about how having your own business is very much like having a baby!
For one, in the beginning you have no idea what you're doing. You're just trying to stay afloat and keep your head above water. It takes time until you really fall in love with your business, something that occurs naturally with some moms who fall in love with their babies only months after they are born.
This is me having fun with my photoshoot for my website pictures!
Thank you Amy Eaton for your awesome work!

Secondly, the hours are long. You are working day and night to get things set up. Working on your business and working for your business, two very separate things that I've learned. And because you're working so many long hours, you are exhausted. Constantly checking emails and making something out of any opportunity, just to find your place and possibility discovering the next best thing! I'm not saying that's the right way to start a business, I'm just saying that's what happened to me.

Some good news, my blog has received two awards this year. You can check out the badges on the side of this post. 

I am now at the phase where I love my business. I know what I'm doing, I have a vision, and I'm executing!

I'm not racking in the money quite yet, but I do see this happening in the near future. My business is going very well, growing steadily. I couldn't ask for anything more. My clients are amazing and keep me motivated everyday.

In the meantime, I'm getting help with Victor from my parents in law. Don't think you can do all of this with a one-year-old at home. They require so much attention that it's not fair to you, your business or your baby.

As my time is being managed better, I'd like to find more time to post. Hope you didn't miss me too much.

Please keep in touch and let us know how you are a mompreneur that is also trying to juggle it all!