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I WAS A STAY AT HOME MOM

The life everyone wants. You get to stay home with your kids  while your husband does his part to give you an amazing life.

It was the best job I could ask for, I was blessed in so many ways, so why did it feel like I was "just a Mom?"

Feeling "unfulfilled" felt selfish and ungrateful.  When that familiar identity crisis would bubble up inside I would shove it back down and focus my energy on being the best wife and mother for my family.   (For the record, it doesn’t work.  The voices keep getting louder)

Then it happened, almost as if I didn’t know this was the eventual outcome, I was an empty nester. 

40 something with no real identity outside of being a Mom and a wife.   No college degree, no real career that wasn’t over 20 years old, I had painted myself into a corner.

I had a choice to make;  continue to make life decisions based on who I am NOT, or use my experience as my expertise and embrace who I am.

It’s been a long and winding road.  The details of which you’ll hear if you decide to follow along. 

 

In short, I found my gift.  I am  Andrea again.  I love life, cheese and chocolate mousse.  My purpose is to make a difference in as many lives as possible.  Every day I work to become a better version of me.  

I have learned that I have value; that my opinon and my voice matter. 

 

I stopped being ashamed that I hadn’t finished college, that I was JUST a  mom.  Believing in myself led me to my dream job of helping women just like you to find your voice, learn to use it, and most importantly, learn to trust it.  

You deserve to know this feeling.  You have so much to give to the world.  You don’t have to wait until your kids go off to college to be who you really are.  You deserve to know what it feels like to not only be proud of your husband and your kids but to be proud of yourself as well.

 

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