Getting hit with the truth was really hard, but it was the best gift I could have received.
I’m a mom who juggles her career and believes that family is a priority. As a single mom, I searched for a career that provided the balance I was so desperately searching for. What found was a feeling of coming up short in either my career or the time with my family. I did what any other person surrounded by a family of small business owners would do and I created the life I wanted!
It happened when I was working in corporate America, working long hours, enjoying my job but missing time with my boys. It was the week before Christmas and my son who was 10 at the time told me that he wanted one thing for Christmas. I’m not going to lie, I was irritated. It was the week before Christmas and if a 10-year-old wants only one gift, I was certain that I would not be able to find it on any shelf!.
What he wanted was one day with me. Sit on the couch. Watch a movie. Just me.
That was it!!
I made the decision to make a change. To find a way to be home for my boys and be the mom that they needed. I’m not going to tell you that it was always easy, because it was far from it. I tried different businesses and found success as well as failures. It wasn’t easy to dust myself off and get back up again, but I always believed there was something more and was determined to find it, if not for me, but for my boys!