Our Virtual Assistant Spotlight Series focuses on members of Meadows Resources Virtual Assistant Team and how they came to decide a career in virtual administration was the best fit for them. Below we speak with Stacy Zeiler:
When did you decide you wanted to be a virtual assistant and what made you consider the change?
One day at the end of 2015 I was reflecting on the year I had and I was annoyed that I was spending so much time in the car sitting in traffic going to and from work. And if I wanted to have any experiences in life outside of work it would all be focused for the weekends. I was basically living most of my life (experience wise) for less than 30% of the year. Don’t get me wrong, I like accounting. I like learning, working hard, solving problems and stimulating my mind. I do believe there is more to life than making it all about work. I believe in a healthy work/life balance. Although, I am a person that works hard at everything I do and I do push myself to learn, grow and take on new/different challenges. I was just more so tired of not having as much control over my life, if that makes sense. I was looking forward to a change, and once I started remote work…I realized I was more productive. More productive with work and outside work, I was happier. I found that more of the goals I made in the beginning of the year were getting crossed off. It gave me a sense of purpose, since you can’t slack or it affects you. It challenged me in a way that I wanted.