Ever felt like you’ve just been dragged through the mud? I don’t mean “literally” but, if you understand what I’m referring to, then you can appreciate the tears rolling down my face as I sit here blogging away. My tears are from the the joy of realizing my future as an Mommy Entrepreneur is going to be okay.
As the Mother to three small children, I can say, without hesitation, my number one MISSION in life is to be the BEST I can be for my family. Everything I’ve done from the moment Cole, Lance, and Chase entered my world has been because of them. My courage, strength, faith, and love have each grown exponentially from the very first moment I held each of them in my arms. Not a day goes by that I don’t push to achieve more because of my FAMILY. Exercising is very important to me because I want to be a healthy, active parent well into my forties and fifties. I take full advantage of each and every opportunity for “Mommy time,” because it makes me a better Mother.
I’m not going to sugarcoat my experience, thus far, in re-entering the professional workforce as a “Mommy Entrepreneur.” In many ways, it’s been more challenging than working in corporate America as a woman. You may disagree with me, but for those of you who have yet to experience it, try voluntarily making yourself unemployed for 6 plus years and then re-entering the workforce, while juggling the limitless needs of three children. The latter, I might add, requires a heck of a lot more patience, energy, multitasking ability, and selflessness. However, the rewards are far greater (even if it doesn’t show up in a pay check), and the joy I’ve felt during my time as a full-time homemaker is without compare. I think most of us will agree the family checking account took a serious hit from the day we decided to hang up the Spanx and put on the nursing bra!
My decision to invest in a small business keeps me focused and strong because, at this point in life, my professional goals involve much more than just stroking my ego. They now involve three handsome little faces I can’t bear to let down. I absolutely cannot afford to waste any time and/or money on those who either slow me down or fail to assist me in accomplishing my mission. That may sound somewhat “gruff” but, in the end, the only thing that matters to me is my FAMILY. Plain and simple. I may just be getting started but, trust me, I am a VERY quick learner. Never again will I allow someone to mislead me, overcharge me, and/or waste my precious time. As I said, this Mommy is on a mission to provide a brighter future for her family. I pity the fool who messes with that, right ladies?