Everyone has a story about how they got started and life before their business. There’s this endless struggle of working for someone else and being scheduled on their time. It isn’t fulfilling. You wish for flexibility. You desire to do what you want, when you want. You crave freedom. But turns out you’ve now become a slave to the business you created. What happened? My name is Jena. I am a wife, mother of two, and teacher. I too felt unfulfilled and sought more out of my work life. I quit teaching two months into a new school year (ouch)! This was VERY unlike me! I was always safe, always dependable, never taking risks. I begin seeking out other employment with the intentions of getting yet another degree, a Specialist’s in Education, thinking that teaching at the collegiate level would satisfy me. I COULDN’T get a job. NO ONE wanted me - I was OVERQUALIFIED, with just a MASTERS degree. So I dug down deep and thought about my skills and what I could do from home. Forget getting another degree - obviously that isn’t the direction I am supposed to take. I started as a virtual assistant - doing anything and everything to get my feet wet and bring in some money. My first client saw potential in me and taught me how to maintain her Pinterest account of over 25,000 followers. I was able to learn quickly where she had holes, clean them up, and optimize her account - and her following exploded! She had more time for her family and creating recipes - which she loved and I had a new passion - Pinterest! I haven’t stopped learning since. I found my calling. I love creating branded, eye catching pin images and analyzing data to determine what content is performing and what isn’t resonating with my client’s followers. My passion is helping others. My specialty is Pinterest. I am here to tell you that there is more to life than playing it safe and being unhappy. But you know that already. You’ve taken the leap - maybe you played it safe and built your business late at night, after your regular job and getting the kids to bed. You know the feeling - when you are finally free! Doing what you LOVE! Until you don’t feel free anymore… Sure, you have flexibility - but your to do list is ever growing. You are growing, but losing your passion in the social media rat race. Today is the day you are going to stop spinning your wheels with platforms where your amazing content gets buried under family vacation videos and blooper videos moments after you post it. STOP sending your meaningful work off to DIE - position it on a platform where it is evergreen and never lost over time.