My Small Sister is her Own Boss!

flexible jobsWhen I was pregnant and almost due with my first child, I had to call my sister to stay with me. I was pretty useless and could do nothing on my own. As you would expect, I lagged behind in doing my daily chores and my house became very messy. I am not very comfortable with strangers in my house and despite my husband urging me to hire a help, I could not do it.

We have been great buddies with my younger sister and since she was without any binding attachments, I asked her if she could come over. Without hesitation, she agreed.

My sister Maggie has always been quite the outgoing one in our families. Me being the absolute introvert, I always admired how she had an open minded view of various aspects in life. For example, since she had graduated from college a year ago, she had not bothered to look for employment. She however managed to live in the city meeting all her bills and meeting all her daily needs.

My small sister was very talented artistically and being a very social person, she had a very good network of friends who would hook her up with flexible jobs which she viewed as hobbies. These included party planning, photography and painting, working as a make-up artist, and other related contractual gigs. Being quite the gifted artist, and having majored in the arts while in college, she was quite well paid and had good demand.

Our parents and I were concerned about the temporal nature of these jobs and urged her to find something more permanent and maybe save up some money to start her own business. Calling her to come live with me during this time was also a strategy for me to find time to talk to her.

When she came over, Maggie was her usual vibrant self; zipping around the house full of energy and always chatting about this and that. My home became very lively. I however noticed that she would often be deeply engrossed working on her laptop especially in the afternoons and deep into the night.

After a few days I broached the subject about what she planned for her future. Due to our close friendship, we always confided in each other.

She went ahead to tell me how she just loathed the idea of employment. She told me how she was her own boss doing that which she loved and how rewarding it was. She told me that her demand in the city had grown so much that she was now working strictly according to pre-planned schedule. She was even planning to start a registered business once she acquired the funding.

I was surprised when she told me that her agreeing to come to stay with me was a way of escaping from the city to build her website. The times she was busy working on her laptop she was writing blog articles for her website.

“When did you become a writer?” I asked.

She went on to explain that she had taken up blog writing a few months back and had realized that she was quite good. In fact, this was her second most paying activity after party planning, but she loved writing more since the market for web articles was insatiable. She could also work on blog articles with unequaled flexibility!

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