Over the last 90 days my life has drastically changed in several monumental areas. Rather than give you the “sorry I haven’t updated the blog” type of post, I’m going to sum up what has happened and where the blog is going in 300 words or less.
In April my father passed away unexpectedly (sort of). What I mean by ‘sort of’ is that he wasn’t living a very healthy lifestyle for a number of years and battled with some pretty heavy demons for most of his adult life. He had no will and didn’t leave anything behind (no insurance), so being the oldest of his children, I was left with the responsibility of his death.
Veronica and I are planning to get married next year and it looks like we’ll be having a fatherless wedding – which sucks. Her dad was defeated by cancer, my dad was defeated by the bottle.
Shortly after my dad’s passing I was hooked up, through a mutual friend, with the managing director/owner of a pretty renowned web agency here in Toronto. One thing led to another and after a single “sit down” with their department heads, I was made an offer that I would have been stupid to refuse 🙂
“At Home” Elijah is now officially working at a web agency as their lead internet marketing specialist (rated 4th best web development agency in Canada) and I have to say it’s been pretty awesome!
After spending 6 years mastering my online marketing skills and 3 years living the work at home life, I must say that the opportunity couldn’t have come at a better time.
Things were getting stagnant and I wasn’t feeling challenged enough. Rather than working with local businesses, I’m now running social media campaigns and doing SEO for companies like Honda and Astral Media.
Just so you know – my web business is not on hold! I still have my monthly clients and build awesome WordPress websites for small businesses, the only difference is between the hours of 10 to 6 I’m in “agency mode” and between 7 to 12 I’m in “work at home” mode. More blog posts to come!
P.S. Correction – in 350 words or less 🙂