On October 23, 2014, my life changed completely. This little guy named Ryan Brownlee, made his debut into the world and shook mine up!
I had always known that I wanted to be a Stay At Home Mom! I knew that I would want to go to all the programs, events, and everything else that life had to offer. However, I never imagined being a Mompreneur!
The journey to becoming a mompreneur.
About 1 year after Ryan was born, I started dreading going to my 9 to 5. Don't get it twisted, my job was easy and the people were great! I enjoyed my job. I hated leaving my son! I knew something had to change but I didn't know what!
Right after Ryan's 2nd birthday, I KNEW something had to change! I hated that his nanny would send pictures of him taking his first steps and eating food for the first time! I felt like I was missing all the milestones and if I felt like that with the first ones, it was only going to get worse.
Researching for the journey.
I started researching things that I could do from home and businesses that I could start that could bring in the income I needed. I had honestly never considered being a business owner. I was conditioned to the work for someone else lifestyle that being self-employed was foreign. However, I read stories of other moms and women who were working for themselves. They led me to believe that I too could do it. However, believing you can do something and actually doing it are two different things!
Brave Push to the journey.
I swear I put in about (3) 2 weeks notices! Most companies would have just fired you. Mine wanted to keep me! lol I just couldn't seem to muster up the courage to let go! I mean I felt I could do it but I was terrified of not having a secure check. It is hard to leave the known for the unknown. Then the Lord pushed me right on out the door. About 3 days before I left, I received a review from my boss (not my supervisor). It was horrible! I had 2's! That showed me right there what my true worth was! I didn't even sign it! I was out the door on February 2, 2015.
Relief in the journey.
I remember turning in my keys that Friday and walking out the door. When I tell you a tremendous weight was lifted off of me, it was lifted off of my chest! I think I heard the birds singing a sweet tune just for me! It was like a confirmation that I was doing what I was supposed to do! In all honesty, it was the best decision I could have ever made for me, my son and the life I have been building for us ever since!