Taking time out to unwind, reflect and recharge the batteries.
One thing I have learnt since I started House and Pet sitting full time was that there will be days or even weeks where you have no House-sitting jobs. This can be a little stressful especially if it is your only way of having a roof over your head and a bed to lay in; unlike most House and pet sitters who either have a van or caravan to sleep in, I do not have this privilege yet, my car is not big enough. I am planning to one day have a van of my own where I am able to sleep in when I do have gaps in between House sitting jobs.
So, last week I found myself stressing out, just a little bit, The following week I had a gap where I didn’t have a house sitting job. Thankfully I do have plan B where I can contact friends who are happy for me to crash at their place during this time, but this is something that I try to avoid as much as I can, even though my friends say that it’s not a bother. Thankfully, I ended up finding two House sits and the dates fitted perfectly.
The first house sit was for two very beautiful and active dogs Molly a 6 year old Labradoodle and Rosie a five year old Labradoodle / cobber dog. Then there is Felix a gentle and loving 13 year old Birman cat. Molly and Rosie would follow me everywhere. They were such adorable and active dogs. Bed time was spent with them both on my bed, pretty much taking over, but I simple enjoyed them so much that I was happy to share my bed with them.
The second house sit was again for three dogs and a cat. Two Cavoodles and a sweet eight-month-old Ragdoll kitten. Again I had two adorable dogs following me everywhere, and tagging along was the little kitten. I also shared my bed with them. It’s funny how no matter how many times I moved around in bed, it didn’t bother them, they just moulded themselves with my body and went back to sleep. On the morning where I had to leave they did not make it easy for me. Their cute little faces are looking up at me saying please don’t go.
I am really looking forward to looking after them again.
Well I thought it was about time that I wrote a blog post about my new House and Pet sitting journey. I have been blogging (from my previous career) for many years. It is something that I have always enjoyed and I am now ready to get back into it.
I have been House and Pet sitting now for just over four months and I have to say that I have enjoy every minute. I never thought that it would keep me so busy, there is always something to do. I am still learning the ropes as there is always something new to learn especially when it comes to contacting a host and securing a sitting job.
When I closed my salon in September 2022, I knew that I had made the right decision. I simple love my new lifestyle and the freedom that comes with it. Do not get me wrong, it’s not all plain sailing, there have been moments where I had doubts, but I think for me that comes from fear and the not knowing, but I do not let it get in the way. If anything, it’s what gives me more motivation to follow what makes me happy. I have learnt so much about myself since I started this journey, and I am really looking forward to exploring so much more.
I look forward to sharing my journey and I hope that it will inspire people to live a life that makes them happy.