Recently, I ran across an image from years ago of a white board I had drawn on. It was an affirmation after a recent coaching session with someone my mom had been seeing. I was struggling with trying to change my life and career. I wanted to please everyone, but most importantly I wanted to make myself happy.
Fast forward to 2019, I am the owner of Simple Assistance & Marketing, mother to a 1 year old and 4 cats, and wife to a wonderful man. Is this how I thought my life would be when I drew that message? Probably not. But, man, I wouldn’t change it for the world.
See, I have designed my life to do exactly what I feel is right for myself. At the time that I wrote that affirmation, I had applied for new positions and was directed to a long stint at Comcast Spotlight as an Associate Account Planner and promoted to Account Planner. I learned a lot about myself in that role. I learned that I enjoy planning everything. Literally! I plan my day out the day before. It’s a loose schedule but I have general idea of what I want to accomplish. While also giving flexibility to the craziness of every day life. I have several planners and calendars to keep track of everything. If it is not written down, it is not happening.
After leaving Comcast Spotlight, I gave birth to my beautiful daughter. I always thought I would be a working mom. In that I would have a full time job and be taking her to daycare everyday. I always thought I would just be a different kind of mom than I am. But alas, I designed my life a little bit differently. Over the past year I have stayed home with my wonderful daughter, watching her grow, while showing her mommy can kick ass at running her own business. This is all with the support of a loving husband and family who pushed me to start this business. My husband gave me the support I needed throughout every decision I have made in life since I wrote out that message on the white board. He is my rock and I would not be where I am today without his encouragement.
The point is, there have always been things in my life that have scared me, made me feel nervous or anxious about what is to come. But it is every decision that has allowed me to design my life the way I want it to look. I have a whole journey I can write for myself. Which is exciting in itself.