Alyssa was a teacher who loved her job, but realized that she was spending all her time with other people’s kids, while missing her own grow up. Alyssa got resourceful one night; she set up a website for her editing services, registered her business, and sent the link out to her family. Working from home was never the goal, but once Alyssa saw the power of setting her own hours and being available for her family, it became her primary focus.
Alyssa and I talk about how university and one career was the only option for our age group, as well as where education and post-secondary degrees are headed in the future. We go deep into the effects that social media, comparison and technology have had not only on ourselves, but on the next generation. We are able to work flexibly because of technology, which is amazing, but we are both starting to be much more conscious of where else in our lives we let technology in, and where we choose to limit or eliminate it.
TOPICS EXPLORED IN THIS EPISODE:
The week that changed Alyssa’s life [ 3:15 ]
The realities of being a supply teacher [ 5:30 ]
How Alyssa set up her editing business in one night [ 6:12 ]
Why flexible work was better for Alyssa and her family [ 9:30 ]
Teachers get a horrible wrap [ 12:43 ]
How a website kickstarted Alyssa’s business [ 17:34 ]
The most freeing part of Alyssa’s work at home [ 20:12 ]
University and one career was the only option 10-15 years ago [ 24:50 ]
The every day heartbreak of being a mother [ 29:37 ]
How profession is just one puzzle piece [ 30:37 ]
The financial career trap [ 33:12 ]
The difference between feeling anxious and struggling with crippling anxiety [ 35:23 ]
The power of getting outside into nature [ 39:27 ]
Technology’s effects on children and what Alyssa feels is best for her kids [ 44:18 ]
The connection between mental health issues and technology [ 53:03 ]
You can’t predict how your life is going to change you.
I was an otherwise intelligent woman, except for the fact that I hate to turn down work.
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