This post may contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small commission at no cost to you. Please read the full disclosure here.When my son was born, I was laid off from my corporate job. I know…completely illegal! My husband and I decided it wasn’t worth the time or effort to fill an unlawful termination claim. I anticipated to stay home with our newborn for a little while and then get back into the corporate grind.
Fast forward six years, my newborn is now a kindergartener and his sister is now 4 years old. Wow! Time flies by fast. I am a stay-at-home mom. There was no way denying that. I enjoyed the time I spent with my kids, but I was ready to have my own “thing” – something to call my own.
Quickly, I started researching jobs, interviewing other women who successfully made the transition from stay-at-home mom to corporate ladder, talking with recruiters, and looking into rebranding a new me in the corporate world. I started the steps, so when both my kids were in school full time, I would be prepped and ready to re-enter the corporate world.
Then, summer hit.
Yes, summer. Fun in the sun. Countless hours at the pool. No schedules. Trips to the zoo. Summer camps. Playing in dirt. Riding bikes. I caught the summer time bug BIG TIME.
I loved the time I spent with my kids over the summer. Making memories. Starting traditions. Watching them play in the pool for hours. Eating straight from the garden. My kids were growing up and I loved hanging out with them.
Like a ton of bricks…It hit me. If I landed that perfect corporate job I have been longing for, what would my summers look like? My head spinned with all of the possibilites…none of which included me with my kids over the summer.
That is when I decided I needed to find my perfect job:
- Flexible hours
- Ability to set my work hours
- Work from home
- Do something I love
- Make more than $10/hr
- Make an impact
I started looking. And looking. And looking. Then, I quickly realized I would NEVER find my perfect job in the corporate world. My heart sank. I wanted to contribute to our family financially. I felt I had many marketable qualities to offer. But, I just didn’t know how to find my perfect job.
My first job in high school was as a dance instructor. Not a typically job for a 14 year old, but I loved it and was successful. I have always had a passion to teach and help others learn a new skill. Earlier this spring, my husband and I just finished paying off $53,000 in student loan debt in one year. Friends started asking how we did it. What it felt like to be free of debt. The questions continued…
The second ton of bricks hit me…
I could start my own business and teach others everything I have learned about money. In a few short days, my company, Money Bliss was launched!
The average household has over $90,000 in debt – credit card debt, student loans, and auto loans. This number does NOT include mortgages. Today, 62% of people would struggle to meet a $500-1000 emergency need! Lastly, 84% of Americans admit they don’t have enough for retirement based on their age.
Personally, I would love a movement to change those statistics. Can Money Bliss be the catalyst? I have no idea, but I will sure try through my own company, Money Bliss.
Nervousness. Fear. Excitement. I hit every emotion in a short period of time. But, I know with 100% certainity that owning my own company was the fit for my family. My checklist of a perfect job was checked off.
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