Virtual Assistant – to VA or not to VA – that was my question…

How I became a Virtual Assistant

Having being wrapped in the safety of full time employment for the last 24 years I was extremely conflicted about this decision.  I’d always thought about working for myself – before I’d even heard of the term “Virtual Assistant” that is what I wanted to be, I just don’t think it had a name way back then!

So – why now?

Having given birth to our amazing twin boys Thomas & Benjamin, in September 2013, going to work just did not feel the same.  The hours I needed to do to earn the money that my family needed were absolutely killing me. I was working 28 hours over 3 days and having to be up at 5.30am on those days to get to work on time, then coming home and trying to be a good Mummy to my boys and a good wife to my hubby – but it just wasn’t happening, something had to give.

I decided – it’s now or never – I needed a better work life balance and also hopefully a higher income to give our family some more freedom. So that was it – I decided I was going to be the next Virtual Assistant in Chester – not that my location matters as being virtual I can do anything for anyone anywhere!

Invaluable is still in the early stages of setting up and I’m so thankful to the few who have already agreed to work with me (if you’re reading this you know who you are!) I’m hoping I can get more and more clients on board so that I can make my family proud of me because as we all know – family is everything.  I’m so excited about this new chapter in my life, it just feels right, I may fall flat on my face but at least I tried and I will never wonder, what if…


Thanks for reading

Carla xxx