New name, new business and a new adventure!
Certainly when I first began composing my first ever blog post I never imagined I would be starting my own business 28 months later. My grandfather was an accountant with his own practice, my great-great grandfather ran a newsagents inherited from his aunts and my 4x great-uncle went to Nebraska to start his own newspaper business. In a manner of speaking I’m not the first in my family to be entrepreneurial. I doubt I will be the last!
It’s mostly been promo work for Oracle Genealogy these recent weeks, my flyers have been venturing all over the place from across the pond to just a few miles up the road in my ancestral town of Londonderry. A special thank you to all the places and people who agreed to take them!
If you have found something you truly enjoy and want to turn it into a vocation then what’s stopping you? You don’t know what might happen unless you take the plunge but would you rather not say you tried? I confess I originally started out wanting to become a vet but found it wasn’t for me when I tried work experience for a week. Then there was the time when I must have been watching too much Indiana Jones because next think I knew I wanted to be an archaeologist. For a long time I didn’t know what I wanted to do; I was stuck in limbo almost. I knew that I wanted it to be something I enjoyed.
Even when I found my love of genealogy I didn’t think it would be possible to make this a career or a business. After a few recent events I’ve come to realise that life is far too short to be dithering over what may or may not be. Just take the plunge and see where the journey takes you! I just hope the saying that is the luck of the Irish lives up to its name! I only wish that both of my grandfathers were here to see this but I'm in no doubt there is an accountant in the sky watching my every move!
If we don’t have dreams then how can they come true? As long as we have dreams do we not always have hope?
I may not have gone where I intended to go but I think I have ended up where I needed to be – Douglas Adams