If you have followed me for some time you know that one of the things I really value above all else is family.

Along with the fact that I felt undervalued as an educator, they (my family) were at the top of my list when it came to reasons I left the traditional workplace for entrepreneurship. I am constantly reminded of this on a daily basis, when I am dropping my kids off at school, volunteering at the PTA, or rearranging my day to take one of my kids to an appt.

When I taught full-time there was always this weird oxymoron. I was caring for and prioritizing other children and my own children, well they came second…always.

In my heart, I felt like what I was doing as an educator was commendable and admirable and necessary but the dichotomy of my heart was those same things applied to being a very present mother.

When I returned home from work most days I was exhausted, withdrawn, and despondent.

I wanted more, I needed more, and I was desperate for more, and by more I didn’t mean more of what I was already doing.

I craved freedom!

I also craved a paycheck that allowed me to sleep at night, fully rested and unafraid…(we all know teacher pay won’t do that for you…lol!)

The day I will never forget is when my husband looked me in my eyes, saw my pain, frustration, and said ” just quit, after your contract is up, don’t look back.”

I was 7.5 months pregnant and completely scared, I did just that.

Believe it or not, I have looked back a time or two…but then I remember my WHY. 

Its the car pool line, its the day dates with my husband, its the passive income that is larger than a full month’s salary.

So many people have reasons why they want to start.

I’d love to hear your WHY!! Leave a comment below!

Can’t wait to hear!