Meet Lisa Cherry of Lisa J Cherry LLC in Decatur, AL
"I started in the pet-sitting field after taking care of both friends and co-workers pets. At the time I was working as a professional recruiter, but I wasn't happy.
"Then the opportunity of starting my own business presented itself to me. There was a quote in a November/December Pet Sitter's WORLD that struck me: 'Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.' - Confucius.
"That statement is so true for me. There is not a day that goes by that I don't feel blessed to be a professional pet sitter.
"Work doesn't feel like 'work' to me. I enjoy having flexible hours. This allows me to have more time at home. I'm enjoying life more than ever because I can spend more time with my pets and run errands when I want to. I also love the times when I can take a nap during the day or sleep in!
"My business is growing, but I still take time for me. I am meeting so many wonderful pet owners and establishing lasting friendships. Owning my own business was a little overwhelming at first, but I have taken it one step at a time.
"In a nutshell, do you remember how you used to feel in your previous job knowing you had the day off the following day? That is how I feel pretty much every day. I am so happy!"