I am about to embark on a journey of self-transformation, and I would like to invite you along for the ride. Maybe you have your own changes to make in your life, maybe you are a self-help guru who thirsts for new knowledge, or maybe you have already made this journey and just want to watch me toil with mine! Wherever you are in your life, thank you for taking the time to interact with and impact mine.
Here’s who I am. I am a forty-something Mom of two amazing kids. They are 13 and 16 years old. While they are terrific human beings, the teen years offer some struggles, and I am raising them mostly on my own for the last 8
years. After getting my college degree and never really finding my career niche in social work, I became a medical assistant, which I love, and over the last three years have moved into a mentorship role as an educator in the field. I love what I do…in theory. I work full time at a career college and I have to admit, for the first time in my life, I really am not happy with my work. I dread getting out of bed in the morning to go to work. I also work a part-time job that I really enjoy and I run a home-business for the past 16 years that is truly a labor of love. There have been ups and downs but overall this is where my passion lies. But I am stuck. Medical assisting doesn’t pay enough for a single Mom to run a household. I struggle to get hours at my part-time job and my home-business, although it offered a great income pre-recession…and allowed me to be home when I was married and my kids were small…well, it just isn’t where it needs to be, nor am I currently able to invest the amount of time that it truly deserves or that it needs to be successful. So frustrating! But on the flipside, I love my relationships with my children, I have great friends that I cherish, I still have both my parents (and an older brother) whom I adore and support me in everything I do, I have two adorable quirky rescue dogs who make me smile every day, and a bunny who is the best antidepressant ever discovered. I am pursuing my master’s degree in education, and really enjoying my courses and that process. So it’s not all bad. In fact, I would say that it is more than 70% good. But I would like that good percentage to be higher. I dream of being self-employed and being able to invest myself into doing what I love. I dream of helping people the way I have helped my students find who they want to be, but without the heartache and the stress and the bureaucracy that teaching in the private college industry seems to be fraught with.
Something has to give. But what will that be? I have NO idea…and yet I have some pretty strong desires and visions about what my life should look like. That’s why I am starting this journey. And that is why I decided to do it publicly. I am happy to share what I learn along the way with you. If you are a Mom who dreams of staying home with your kids and having a successful business, if you feel that you are in a job rut, or if you just feel like you are not living the best life that you can be right now I hope that you will take this journey with me. Through my posts I hope to share inspiration, purpose, maybe some business advice, and just real talk about what it is like to be a woman and to struggle as a mother, in your romantic relationships, and finding your way in the world.
Thanks for coming along! Let’s talk again soon!