2015 was a very difficult year for me. It is the year I officially stopped doing training. I worked very hard to get America’s Footprints off the ground, spending a lot of money on Facebook advertising and putting in a lot of hours in a chair as opposed to spending time with the family.
I tried balancing the work like with home life, especially the shift from work to no work came at the beginning of summer. It was tough having Ryan home all day knowing there were so many things I need to do and still trying to find ways to keep him entertained. On top of that Ania has her business and things she needs to do as well. But she feels guilty leaving Ryan by himself when he is home and spent more time with him.
It was a year that tested our relationship. We didn’t necessary fight, but we bickered a lot. I had a lot on my mind, I was short with hr and Ryan at times, and I know there were so many things she wanted to do outside of work and home that I just couldn’t get to.
I was really hoping by the end of the year that I would have much more success from a financial standpoint with the new business. But people just weren’t paying for a membership. Towards the last quarter I tried getting more creative by offering contests and really stepping it up on Facebook. IN the last month I definitely noticed much more activity on the website, which I believe was the stepping stone we needed to enter 2016 and really conquer it big time.
But overall it was a year we were both glad to leave behind. And we are very excited at what’s ahead for 2016.