Friday, September 25, 2015
We're Havin' a Party!
Okay, it's a small party, but I'm celebrating! Happy anniversary to me! This month is the tenth anniversary of when I started my company and began doing genealogy research for others. I'm so glad I did it, and I love what I'm doing. It's the most interesting work I've ever done, because no two families are exactly the same. I learn something new from each client's research.
I was very lucky when I started. I got a client from the very first ad I placed, and he kept me busy for five years, working on tracing each of his lines back as far as possible. I learned how to read Hungarian records for his research. I went back a few hundred years on some family lines. I found several cousins for him to talk to. And of course I still wasn't finished when his health had to become a higher priority than family history.
Five years ago I took the leap to making this my full-time job. It was scary, but it was thrilling to confirm that I can support myself with the work I love. I'm looking forward to the next ten years!