Going for your dreams as a mom can be a challenge, but it’s a challenge that I’ve finally accepted.
As far as I can remember I’ve always wanted to be an independent, successful business woman but I’ve never took into consideration that that “business woman” would become a mother first.
In 2012 I started an online fashion boutique called fashion fiend. I started with accessories. I did the research, incorporated my llc, got a logo, trademarked the name, I even went to Las Vegas and attended trade shows. I was doing what needed to be done! Pop up shops, bigcartel online store(does that still exist?, I just knew I was on the road to doing big things….
But in the midst of that road, life happened.
In 2013 I found out that I was pregnant, and in that moment life took a detour.
Unfortunately, I didn’t think I could have a dream let alone run a business and be a mother. So, I gave up. I let all the work I put into fashion fiend die, all because of fear. First I was afraid of even becoming a new mom, then I was afraid of being judged of not being a good one. So I told myself that I didn’t have any option or room to focus on anything aside motherhood. I let my first dream die and my motherhood journey began.
Becoming a mother was really life changing. It was one of the best things that I have experienced and continue to experience throughout life. It is the best hood I’ve ever been a part of! Yet, with all the love and joy my daughter has brought my way. Motherhood has also been challenging. For me, as a woman, I experienced heartbreak and lack of support from the other party. (I’m not trying to bash my daughters father, I’m writing my truth.) Not only did I become a mother but in time I became a single mom. Putting my best foot forward for my daughter, yet feeling disappointed at the same time was not an easy task.
So, I started writing to myself to encourage myself through the rough patches. From the loss of friendships, to the end of relationships and even family drama. I wrote about it all.
I also went back to school for creative writing when my daughter was 2 years old. I would drop my daughter off at daycare and go to work in the day and then to school at night. Some days I didn’t see her from 8am-11pm. (Thank goodness for night care.) That was one of the most challenging times I’ve encountered as a mom. But she was the reason for it all. I dared myself, I believed that the best way to show my daughter to be her best was to show her that I also am working to be mine.
It was then that I realized my daughter had ignited a new dream within in me with purpose.
In 2018, One year after I graduated I self published my first inspirational free verse poetry book for women like myself titled “Dear You, I Dare You.” With a total of 10 chapters and 49 poems, it serves as that friend that empowers you to keep pushing through your life’s journey. “It is a poetry collection that doubles as a self help book.”
Later that same year I then published my first children’s book titled Dear You, Young Girl. Inspired by my daughter and my first book. It’s one long letter poem written to encourage and empower young girls to stay true to themselves and dream out loud.
Now to date I have incorporated my publishing business Dear You LLC and have published a total of 5 works for women and children. I like to call it the #mommyandme collection.
My daughter is now 9 years old and I opened my heart to follow my new dream and journey of achieving my goals when she was 3 years old. Although I am still learning and growing with goals to still accomplish. I have made the commitment to not give up!
It is my hope that a mom thinking of giving up on her goals and dreams reads this and feels inspired not to give up.
Going for your dreams as a mom can be challenging, however, it is not out of reach. Mom, Please go for it!
If you would like to purchase my #mommyandme bundle or any individual inspirational books separately you can click here!