That there’s something BIG out there waiting for you or you have something burning inside, challenging you to contribute and make an impact? That sense of conviction never goes away, even when you become a mother. That was me back in 2013 after leaving the workforce as a Recertification Coordinator in the field of Foster Care when I gave birth to my third child.
As an Outsider looking in, my life looked pretty good. Full-time stay-at-home mommy. No more 9-5 Grind. Husband had a good-paying stable job with benefits. Yet there was something that did not feel right. It drove me nuts waking up each morning catering to everyone else's needs while I had to further suppress my own goals and dreams. There was so much catching up to do, more that I desired to accomplish, but I felt stuck.
Then I was reminded of a course that I took in the past called SHAPE which speaks of the gifts that each one of us possess and how we were created uniquely for a purpose. If a vision had been birthed in me then I needed to act on it in order for it to be fulfilled.
I realized it was fear that was holding me back. Could I really do it? Do I have what it takes? Will my kids be neglected in the process? The side gig that I had going on would only materialize into a real business if I equipped myself with more skills. Although I believed that I was created for a purpose that only I could accomplish I knew that I would not be able to reach success on my own.