Thirty-something. Working Professional. Mother. Unfulfilled.
That is how I felt almost a year and a half ago when I decided to leave my full-time job and focus on taking care of my daughter and delving further into entrepreneurship. Since then, the journey has been filled with ups and downs but I am finally starting to trust and have faith in that journey.
A few months after the high of writing The Insider’s Guide to Maternity Leave, I had a feeling of “now what?”. I started to stress about STILL feeling unfulfilled after taking a rather public leap of faith to leave the corporate world and started working on consulting projects to earn additional income and keep my “foot in the corporate door”. In my mind, I wasn’t really an author so the book was just a one-time thing, even though I loved the entire process of creating it.
Recently, however, I have shifted my mindset to focus on what actually brings me joy and worry less about how it’s all going to work out.
While Philly Baby Bump is alive and thriving, I decided to NOT expand the blog concept to other cities like i originally planned to do. Why?
Well, last month I spontaneously decided to create a webinar and highlight all of the amazing resources for moms interested in finding a flexible job. Similar to when I wrote the Insider’s book, I had a great time creating the content and hosting the actual webinar was terrifying but so empowering.
That is when I realized that what brings me the most joy (at least at this point in my life) is creating practical, relevant, and up-to-date resources for women like ME: women with professional backgrounds and young children who feel caught between two worlds and generally feel unfulfilled about something.
Does this sound like you?
You are not convinced that blindly climbing up the corporate or workplace ladder is for you but being a stay-at-home mom without a professional or creative outlet isn’t appealing either. You are ambitious and enjoy working but you also know that work isn’t everything. And you want MORE out of life. You don’t know what that looks like but you feel unfulfilled in some way, even if you have a loving spouse, great job, etc.
If any of that resonates with you, I would love your feedback on what content I should create around these questions. As I create this type of content, I will continue to learn and grow myself because I certainly don’t have it all figured out!
Things I want to know:
Please note, if your response is particularly thoughtful and helpful, I will send you a $15 Amazon.com e-gift card!
If you have any questions, feel free to send me an email and thank you for your support!