Over at Shaken Not Blurred, I was reading her awesome story regarding leaving the rat race behind in pursuit of true happiness. Lately, I had been having fleeting thoughts of putting my baby in daycare and returning to work..just for the paycheck. After reading her post the other day, I fell back in love with the idea of being home and chasing after my dreams. Exactly one year ago today I left ummm I think hauled tail would be a better description to describe the sentiments I felt regarding leaving my comfy corporate position for dreams of becoming an entrepreneur. I was so over the 4 hour commutes, the meetings, the travel, conference calls, blackberry dings..I needed to get away. I was in a weird space, I had just lost my mother and it almost felt like the world was caving in on me. I needed to take some time to grieve and I am so blessed that financially with some huge sacrifices and budget adherence tactics we were in a positon to allow me to take some much needed time away to reflect on where I, independent of wife and mother status wanted and needed to go. Something had to give and with a few months of preparation and a whole lot of faith, I put in my notice and walked away from a steady paycheck and walked into a world of uncertainty…and I haven’t looked back.
I had plans, huge plans to grow my side business into my full time hustle once I was home for good. As God and life would have it, as soon as my at home stint began I found out I was expecting and some of us know the havoc the first trimester of pregnancy can wreck on the most resilient of women. So my plans were ditched and my job description became keeping my eyes open and my food down. My business was put to the side, and has been until now. Being a stay at home mom has never been my dream (disclaimer: there is nothing wrong with that..its just not me), I want to be a mompreneur, a mogul, I want to empower young girls and show them they to can own businesses. With one class left until my MBA I have a passion for business and what it entails, I just need to do it on my own terms, God willing. As I visit more blogs I see the enormous amount of women who manage to stay home with their children while pursuing their dreams and I want to be one of them.
I am very prayerful these days regarding my next steps, I am digging deep for the discipline I am going to need but so excited for progress. I may use you all as a sounding board from time to time (thanks in advance)!!! Stay tuned, you know I am going to keep you all in the loop..I love y’all..my cyber, blogosphere family!!
What are your dreams? Are you working toward them, if not what’s holding you back!! Business owners out there…got any advice, I’m soliciting for tips and words of wisdom!!