And, I Had A Wonder Woman Complex!
I was pretty much a stay at home mom since my 16 year old was 2. I say pretty much because for 3 years I went to Bible College, at night. Then I was a part-time pastor, but I could work that around my family, and it never felt like work.
After that, we moved 320 miles away from our home town and I did not feel lead to take a position at another church.
So, I stayed home…ALL THE TIME!
Now, don’t misunderstand me I love my children more than anything, but as they grew I felt like I needed something that was mine. I needed something I could put my hand to and feel a sense of purpose and accomplishment. In addition I wanted to contribute to household financially and take a little bit of the load off of my husband as we rarely ever had “extra” money. Can you relate?
So when the opportunity presented itself for me to take a part time job…I JUMPED ON IT! Then that job turned into a full time promotion and I tried to be Wonder Woman. I thought I could work full-time, keep up with the cooking and the housework and oh ya, I HOME SCHOOL too.
I know I know…DUH! That’s probably what your thinking…and your right. DUH!
Truth be told, I’m not Wonder Woman, I only think I am sometimes. SHHHH Don’t tell on me!
After about 8 months of this full-time gig I was toast, BURNT TOAST. Right about this time we had not 1 but 3 major life situations happen with our 3 boys and it became clear that I needed to get my booty HOME! My being away was not good for our family. However, due to our “situations” we needed my income now more than ever!
God Had A Plan For Me!
I started praying, asking God to show me how I could work from home. There had to be something out there that was a good fit for me.
That’s when I found It Works. God has exceeded my expectations and God is truly blessing the works of my hand. I get to bring home the bacon with a work from home business that actually enables me to be home! I love the fact that I can have it all, without sacrificing any.
So, wherever you are on your journey Mama, just know that your not alone. There are those of us that understand!
Maybe you stay at home and like me, feel that you need a little something for you. It’s a great honor to stay home, but honestly it’s not all puppies and rainbows for most of us.
Maybe you work outside the home and like me, feel like you need the money but you really want/need to be home. It’s a never ending battle. You feel guilty when you’re at work and you feel guilty if you stay home.
The good new is that God has a plan for you. For me, joining the It Works family was Gods plan. I learned a whole lot about myself on that journey too.
Another thing I have learned is that God cares about it all. Submit it all to Him and watch, He will guide you and get you where you need to be. You don’t have to have all the answers right now today, just one step at time.
I know it sometimes seems as though there is just no way to have everything you want, but I can tell you, there really is a way! A work from home gig might just be what you’re looking for.
Enjoy your journey and trust that you will get there. NOTHING is IMPOSSIBLE! And, you are not alone.
If you think I can help you on your journey by sharing what has worked for me in my work from home business…I would love to help you! Grab your ABSOLUTELY FREE copy of 14 Tips To Get Rockin’ at the the top of this page. I’ll share some insights and tips that will help you choose and or build a home based business that ROCKS!
Keep It Real, Daveda
BIO: Daveda Schmidlin is a former pastor, teacher and speaker turned Stay at Home, Gluten Free, Network Marketing, Homeschooling Mama with a passion for overall health and wellness. Daveda has build a successful, home based business with It Works! Global and her desire is to inspire others to live healthy spiritually, mentally, financially and physically.