As I was getting ready to write my post for today, I first checked email. I recently joined Bloggy Moms as I am a “newbie” in the blogging world. They have made me feel so welcome with the invitations to join groups and links to learn more about them and their journeys. I was not sure how to start my blog but www.inmamascloset.blogspot.com pulled it all together for me when she sent me an email and invited me to stop by. So without further adieu I will start…
Had I stayed in corporate all those years ago, working for an amazing microscope company, I probably would not be in the situation I have been in for the last 5 years. I loved working in corporate, for most of the 11 years I was there I was usually balancing two jobs at one time. No matter how many times I grew in the company my boss was CFO and he insisted I continue to do accounts payable with whatever position I was in. I had benefits, a paycheck, vacation time, 401K and most important security! However at home I had an adorable 3 year old daughter that was growing and changing all the time and I just wanted to be a stay at home Mom. So I quit corporate and never looked back, that was until 5 years ago.
My husband and I had a successful business, we made underwear for the military and for 14 years it gave us quite an amazing life and made my dream of being a stay at home Mom a reality. I loved every minute of staying home, and I know the relationship I have with my daughter today comes from the fact that I was home with her. We had quite the journey together which I will share in another blog post.
Now it is 2007 and the administration in DC is changing and they longer feel the military needs protective underwear. With one simple email the company that we created and had for 14 years was over. Just like that we lost our business!!! My husband had never interviewed for a job (he had been the family textile business) and I just had a part-time job in event planning.
You think you have saved for a rainy day, well let me tell you in a blink of an eye you realize you are in trouble. Paying the bills is all you have on your mind and your creditors are the people you spend most of your day talking to. You look at your partner and wondered if he hit his head at some point because you cannot believe the way he is handling the whole situation.
LOL this post does not really reflect my title (however it is so positive) so I will make this Part 1 and tomorrow I will post Part 2, which will. Keep in mind I am a newbie and this is all a learning process but so cathartic.
Thanks for listening….