Married To Your Business Partner?
I would not change working from home with the love of my life for anything. There is so much sharing, so much interchange of energy and ideas and collaboration.
Martin and I met Torri Westmoreland
and her husband at a Tweetup* at Monteluce Wine
organized by James Ball
. Both couples connected immediately, we both shared something in common: we are married to our business partner and therefore have the rewards and challenges that that type of situation involves.
She just shared with me her new Blog
post and I thought it would be great to share it with you:
by Torri Westmoreland
I promise to share with you
I’ll let you use my cel phone charger when you leave yours at home, even though I probably won’t get it back later.
I promise to take risks for you
I’ll upgrade my software first, so I can tell you if there are any bugs before you do it.
I promise to try to keep our family healthy.
I will make sure we call it a night … sometimes before it’s morning.
I promise to trust
I’ll not question your classification of vendors, within reason (but if “salon” is in the name, we might need to talk)
I promise to support you
I’ll keep the kids silently
entertained when a client calls after school.
I promise to give
up the wireless card when you need it (or buy smart phones so we can both be connected simultaneously).
I promise to do my share
I’ll drive so you can get your work done in the passenger seat.
I promise to be considerate
I’ll keep gas in the car so we don’t run late to a meeting.
I promise to be kind
I will not send all of our high maintenance customers’ e-mails your way.
I promise to empathize
when you’re heartbroken about losing a client you “just knew we had”.
I promise to rejoice
when you get a new laptop before I do (even though I secretly have new laptop envy!).
I promise to be responsible
and charge the camera.
I promise to communicate
I’ll have conversations with you about something other than work.
I promise to make time for us
I’ll put date night on my calendar, and keep that date as I would a meeting with a client.
I added these vows here:
I promise to keep you awake..
By preparing that needed cup of coffe at 3 pm
I promise to help you relax…
With a yummy aromatherapy bath at night
I promise to always look good for you…
Even on those days I wish I could work in my pajamas
Can you relate to any of these? Or do you have some new vows of your own?
A gathering of Twitter users
** Source: http://indepthwraps.wordpress.com/2010/02/25/wedding-vows-revisited/