My story is a bit of a rollercoaster, but I truly believe that everything that has happened along my journey had to happen exactly as it did to get me to where I am today. I was a career driven woman at one point in my life. I might have changed careers more times than I can count, but one thing that never changed was my drive and my passion to make a difference. If you would have told me years ago that I would transition from the corporate life to a mompreneur I’m not sure I would have believed you. But I couldn’t be happier that I did.
For many years I worked from 9 to 5 in the land of cubicles as an Account Manager. After the death of my brother (I’ll save that tragic story for another day) I decided that life is just too short to not be doing what you’re passionate about. So I decided the corporate world wasn’t for me, I thought at the time I wanted to try working with kids (maybe get into teaching or something?). I wasn’t really sure. So I started working at an after-school program for kids to get my foot in the (industry) door.
But as time went on and I married the love of my life, I always knew deep down that I wanted to stay at home and raise my kiddos once I started a family if at all possible. So once I got pregnant with my daughter I put in my notice and decided to officially become a stay-at-home mom.
I was always happy with my decision. I knew that if I returned to the workforce it would just eat me alive not being there for my daughter’s first steps, her first words, and all the other milestones that I knew I might miss if I had to put her in daycare.
BUT.. I also knew that I was meant for something more.
And that passion and fire inside me to be able to help others didn’t just go away. I kept feeling something inside pulling me to find a way to help spread my message, my ideas, my creativity and what I’ve learned along the way.
After my daughter was about 6 months old I started seeing more and more of my friends and other people online posting about their online businesses and promoting them through Facebook. And in September 2017 I started my journey in the Social Marketing industry. What started out as really just a side hustle and a fun (hobby) way to make a little extra spending cash turned into something so much more… a full time business.
Where I Am Today
Now I get to work from the comfort of my own couch, set my own hours and still get to be there for my kids all while sharing all my favorite products and sales/deals through social media. The products and tips I love to share are ones that have made this crazy little journey into motherhood all that much easier for me. So I’m happy to share with any other mamas who might benefit!
I’m loving every minute of what I do now. I wake up in the morning now excited to create content. I love that I can contribute financially to our family again all while doing it on my own schedule.
The truth is, the job opportunities that we’re seeing come about in this day in age and the way people are shopping is changing. I’m so grateful that I found something that fits my lifestyle where I don’t have to sacrifice time with my family yet I can still feel like I have a purpose.
I truly feel like I’m living the dream. It took a lot of soul searching and tough decision making to get me where I am today. Let’s face it, giving up everything and switching gears and careers is a big decision. Our career and who we thought we were supposed to be is a major part of our lives. But if you’re not truly happy with what you’re doing or where you’re at then what is the point?
The best thing I could have done was take that first leap of faith into something new.
Did I know if it was going to work out? Nope! But I KNEW it wouldn’t work out if I had never even tried. And now even more opportunities are opening up for me that I never imagined could be possible. If you are feeling that pull right now, like you were made for something more. Or that you’re just not happy where you are now in your life or your career, maybe it’s time to make a lane change. Maybe it’s time you make the transition from corporate life to a mompreneur too (if that’s your thing).
The older we get and as we grow, and our lives are constantly changing around us. It’s ok if our wants and desires change too. I knew I was ready for a change and it turned out to be the best thing I could have done for my family.