Several of my friends (including my boss) have been watching me this last six weeks or so since selling Richmondmom.com. I’ve written a bit about life after entrepreneurship but haven’t divulged much.
I think they’re waiting for me to break down, crack-up or dive maniacally head-first into another project. Full disclosure: The third is likely true-I’m in the midst of moving my family of five during the last week of school. Please send wine.
The truth is: it was time. When I was able to sit at the closing table, sign the idea that became the home to dozens of writers and two hundred thousand annual readers away without tears, it was time. I needed my life back as for a couple of years there it wasn’t quite my own.
The blog, out of necessity when I lost my job became a business of which I was primary sales rep, bill-payer, recruiter, marketer & PR-rep. Even with a great team it came down to me being in two places at the same time & with a demanding family and full-time job it began to take its toll.
Plus, what about those Richmond Rocks books I wrote & barely had time to read in schools as I love to do?
Missing the team & our fun advertisers is the toughest part, yet we still email & comment on each other’s posts.
I feel peaceful & hopeful about transitioning my blog to new owners and starting a new chapter (in our new-to-us home!) and excited about new adventures ahead.