We’ve always worked together in some way over the years. Whether it was Monica’s side thing outside of corporate America or Cheril’s. We’ve always helped each other chase our individual dreams. But one of the reasons this blog slowed down over the course of 2016 is that for the first time we are both 100% committed to being self-employed. And that takes WORK. It takes a ton of time and energy, but it’s been worth it for us. We left our corporate and government jobs to do what makes us happy full-time. It’s been quite a ride and we’re still learning, growing and expanding, but we wouldn’t change it for the world. We do not work for anyone but ourselves and we love it!
We are serial entrepreneurs and some of our endeavors are still solo (but supported by the other) and some of our ventures are joint—those are our family business so to speak. A link to most can be found on our About Us page. Each of us focusses on what we are best at doing and together it all works out. (Monica: operations, legal and finance; Cheril: project management, marketing and advertising.)
We’ve decided to use this little corner of the blog to talk more about our primary joint business, My Family!, which is a publishing and manufacturing company that makes books and games that affirm LGBT positive families. We have unrelated projects in the pipeline that we’ll be discussing at a later date as well.
We get questions from time to time about what’s it like to be married and work together (don’t you guys get tired of each other?), and general questions on how to start, how we found our passion, how we make time for it all, what it’s like as a triple minority, and how we make sure we don’t burn out. So, we thought it might be a good idea to answer all of those questions here, which will make it easier to refer to in the future.
We’ll be testing a variety of formats from just text blogs to videos to see what resonates the most with people and go from there. We hope that this will be of value to any person or couple who might be thinking of doing the same thing. Ideally it will cut down your learning curve and possibly save you from making some of the mistakes we’ve made.
Stay tuned. We’ll be sharing more rich, in-depth content very soon. Thanks for checking us out!
-Cheril and Monica