Hi there and thank you for visiting my website and blog. My name is Lois Riley Durham and back in 2011, I created a Virtual Assistant business called LRD Virtual Admin Service. Back then I was all over the place with my head cut off trying to learn not only how to create and run my business, but to also be able to have enough money coming in so that I didn’t have to force myself to work full time for someone else on top of everything I was going through at the time. It’s not that I don’t like working, no that is not it at all. I actually love to work. My friends used to say that I was a workaholic or that I would rather be working than hanging out.
No, the main reason I started LRD was so I could try and have the freedom to be able to not only work when I am able to but to also be able to take care of my husband and myself. You see, I was born with a rare gastric disorder called Gastroparesis Syndrome where growing up I was either at home or in a hospital. As I got older, it slowly started to get better, but due to some unforeseen circumstance, I was also in a car wreck caused by a drunk driver. This caused my upbringing to be in total chaos most of the time to where I have developed anxiety and depression along with other types of chronic pain. In fact, I was finally diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder just last year and finally getting the help I need to overcome everything.
In 2016, I moved from Memphis TN to Bono AR which is just outside of Jonesboro. I feel like now that I am in a new city that it would be a great time to start over with everything.
The reason why I am telling you all of this is one so you can get to know the real me and two I wanted to let you know starting from this first blog post what I will be writing about in the near future. You see I still have LRD Virtual Admin Service, but I am not sure if that is who I am anymore. I want to explore what I really want to do with my life and my business.
In the future, I will be writing about all types of different topics ranging from how-tos on business to dealing with grief and illness while running a business. I hope some good will come out of this and I will also do my best to try and not offend anyone with my thoughts. Meaning I like to sometimes say things that make bikers blush just so I can get it out of my system.
There might be some changes coming soon on my website as I explore on what I would like to do as far as services go, but either as LRD Virtual Admin Service or just Lois Riley Durham, I will always be Your Virtual Assistant.