It’s the first official(ish) day of my new job/career/company. Well, first full day any way. Childcare is in hand for No. 1 child (Nursery and the ever patient Granny Burray) but No. 2 child (4 ¾ months old) has been gurgling… OK grizzling…. On the office floor. Poor No.2 child has seemingly got a touch of diarrhoea. Yes, we have had many nappy changes! Not quite off to the swimming start I had thought! Well, OK yes, we may be swimming in something.
I shouldn’t grumble as I do seem to have been quite productive through the nappy changes. I sent off a new proposal for some digital marketing work – tick. I have tried to set up a business bank account but stumbled at the first hurdle as I needed to update my company address – fail. I have tried to find a lawyer to help with my commercial contract – an expensive tick I am sure. Finally, the local business gateway have informed me I may be able to get a new business grant – well that is good news.
My lunch ‘hour’ consisted of another nappy change, a quick whizz round to do the washing and a hastily consumed toastie before feeding the baby.
I am not quite sure what I thought trying to start a business would be like but I didn’t think it would ever be like this. Firstly, the to do list only has my name against it. The staff canteen (e.g. my kitchen) is well stocked but lacking in colleagues to have a gossip with and finally all the expenditure is my own from my sparse bank account.
Having said that, I have never had an office like this. The view is sensational, the hours flexible and the commute short.
Anyway, better get back to it. I better re-write this contract before I send it to the lawyers. You never know I may actually enjoy it…. Maybe….