FROM SPIRALING TO GROUNDED. FROM CAREER PROFESSIONAL TO EMPOWERED, BUSINESS OWNING PROFESSIONAL.
After almost eight years as a well-paid, white collar career woman; my family's principal breadwinner (by a long shot); two babies; postpartum depression combined with emotional abuse from outside sources; a loving, supportive husband who was always working his demanding job both on site and at home; and only one real vacation (leave was hoarded for family commitments and maternity leave), I was DONE. I was tired of being told I could have it all and, in the same breath, that I could not. I was at a crossroads: continue careening down a path that would surely destroy me and even end my marriage OR make changes that gave me time freedom, work/life balance, a happier family, and a happier ME.
I chose CHANGE. I walked away from that demanding, soul crushing arena to embrace my true self and create the life of my dreams. I left so I could travel when I CHOSE to travel, not when someone demanded it. I walked away from other people dictating when I could be a mother so I could decide that for my family. I chose to be a business woman on my own terms. At the end of the day, I walked away with a lifetime to gifts/skills to empower not only myself, but women everywhere.
After all, I'm just a mom who said "no" to the status quo -because life is short. I've got dreams. Things to do.
And so do you.