I almost started to write this in the heat of the moment, but I’m glad I waited because it would have been a very negative post. I try to stay away from negativity, but sometimes things come up that really make me wish I was home so I could be with my kids more.
I feel like I try so hard to be a great mom, wife and employee. Honestly, I always wanted to be a stay at home mom. I didn’t want someone else raising my kids. There are people out there who’ve lost their kids and would give anything for ONE more second with them.
I was very lucky with my son. I was there for his first word and his first steps, but unfortunately I missed my daughter’s first steps. I found out when I dropped her off one morning and they asked if I saw her walking. My heart was crushed. It took everything I had to not burst into tears. They were nice and sent me a video of her walking, but honestly I wish they hadn’t told me. I told my husband how upset I was and he said he saw her walk the other night, when I was stuck at work late.
I could go on and on about all the times I cried at work because I wanted to be there for my kids for one reason or another, but one thing I can’t stand is someone who complains about their situation, but does nothing to change it. There are people out there who would kill for my “problems” because maybe they’re out of work and can’t pay their bills. Everyone has problems and we are the only one who can change our situation.
This is why I started my direct sales business with Origami Owl. Some people scoff at direct sales (no it is not a pyramid scheme). I see how these companies can change lives. I want that for me (and others who need it too). I want this to be the vehicle I drive to be home for my kids more. Now if I wouldn’t have racked up a little credit card debt, I probably could have quit by now.
I joined Origami Owl just for the money, but I really do love how much of their heart goes into everything they do. Now, I did just come back from a conference so I’m in O2 overdrive. (They must put something in that water!) They asked us our why and what we want from our business. I want to be home. I want Origami Owl to lead me home to my kids! Let’s see if I can make that happen in 2016!