Today, I am thankful for my job. It is not just a job. It is a passion. I have shared the unexpected journey that lead me to this place before. But sometimes it is fun to remember the crazy road that led to this place.
In 2010, I had a newborn and was working full time outside the home. I started this blog for fun. I was sharing ways to save money. Coupons and deals…mostly just for me. I remember contemplating the life as a stay at home mom. This post was when I was trying to make that leap. In January of 2011, I had enough and wanted to stay home with my baby and 4 year old!
It was exciting and scary. I discovered that my blog could actually make me money! WHAT? So started my full time blogging job. I started doing contract side jobs for blogging companies and social media for companies. In 2012, I landed a dream job!
Fast forward to today….I have moved up within that company that I joined 4 years ago and still do what I love! I have a full time, fulfilling, fabulous job. Not just a job, a salary with insurance! And for the past 6 months my job has paid our bills. It has allowed me to still go to the doctor and get my medicine!
Understand that this job was thought of as our “extra money”. Most people still see it as my hobby or not a real job. It was never intended to be our main source of income. Until now, when it is the only thing keeping us in our home.
I want to encourage all the moms out there that are struggling. Whether you work outside the home, work from home, or are trying to find your place, KEEP GOING! Be determined and keep your eyes open for every open door. You never know which door will lead to your answer.
My life has been a crazy journey of unexpected twists and turns. And I am so thankful for each one. Because it lead me right here in this moment.
Never give up! Possibilities are endless! You have the power to control your destiny. You can make that change. Have faith and follow your dreams.