For the past 5 years I’ve been a stay at home mother. I made the decision to put my career goals on hold to devote my time entirely to Dash. My mother was a stay at home mother and I always knew if I had children I wanted to do the same. This is not to say I think it’s the right decision for everyone, and I also know it’s not an option for everyone. I think every family situation is different and only YOU can make the right decision for your family.
Throughout the years I’ve turned down job opportunities with zero regrets. There are a lot of sacrifices both personal and financial that went along with my decision but I haven’t ever second guessed myself. I was exactly where I wanted to be.
The closer Dash gets to starting school the more time I spend reflecting on what I want out of life. Who am I outside of Mommy? What do I want to do with my days when he is in school? I’m blessed to be in a situation where I have choices. I feel like I’m starting with a fresh slate and I’ve been hesitant to write on it.
I’ve always believed in the idea that if you’re doing something you LOVE then success will follow. I refused to commit myself to something unless it was something that pulled at my heart. I won’t work simply just to make money. Again-I know I’m blessed to have this choice.
Recently something came along that DID pull at my heart strings and captured my interest. Over the past year I’ve quietly formed a relationship with ZOOMA Women’s Race Series. Their values are so in line with my own that it felt like a natural fit. It’s a small company entirely ran by two sisters, both running mothers. At the heart and soul of their race they seek to empower women through running and healthy living.
When they asked me to work on their social media initiatives I knew I was finally ready to write on that empty slate. I didn’t hesitate to say yes, it felt like coming home. I’ll be working in two fields I love-social media and running while still being at home with Dash. I’m excited to see where this journey leads me.