Becoming a mother was a game changer. What I thought I knew as my life path pretty much imploded on me. I went from working full-time in a high stress event planning job, to being home day in and day out with a tiny human. What I did not expect, was how this tiny person could change my perspective and my goals so drastically.
First off, pre-baby I would not have described my career as high stress. Sure events are stressful and high pressure, but day-to-day I wouldn’t say the event planning life is always high stress. However, stepping back from that role I realized just how much stress I had been under. I may have gained weight during my pregnancy, but I lost about 10 pounds of stress off of my shoulders when I stepped back from corporate life.
As my life became all about me and this baby, despite the needs of an infant, I felt for the first time in my life I could actually focus on myself. Before B, my life was a mixture of school and finding the next steady job. Maternity leave was truly the most “time off” (from work/school) I had since high school! As lovely as this was to be at home totally focused on baby, I knew I needed the best of both worlds. Time I could dedicate at home with B and time that could focus on growing my business.
Life as a mompreneur is no walk in the park. I am not a lady who lunches and sits in a coffee shop reading books with a cup of tea all afternoon. I am in a constant hustle. Even if that means working, writing, or working out during B’s afternoon nap or into the late hours of the evening. Building your brand from scratch in a new town is no cake walk. To get by I do a mix of building my personal training business (IMPROVE Fitness), working part-time for my husband’s business (BluPrint Design + Build) and writing up a storm for my lovely day dreamers here!
My stresses are different. I don’t think there is such a life where no stress exists. It’s how you handle it and how you balance it. I have the luxury of being at home with B, making my own schedule and being my own boss. But I work for it. Long, weird hours, sometimes with low return.
Is that stress worth it.
Until next time day dreamers.