I was in education for 15 years when I needed a change. I found an opportunity with a social selling company and jumped in with both feet. I left teaching, built my business, and was able to start my family after a long struggle with infertility. I was always told I should get back into blogging after a break, so I’m back with naynayknows and enjoying sharing my story with everyone.
I met my husband on Craigslist (back when it was safe to do that), and we’ve been together for almost 12 years—married for 9 this year. We went through numerous years of fertility struggles and were blessed with our little miracle, Ness, two years ago. He was a preemie and spent a chunk of time in the NICU, but is thriving now. He is my (our) biggest blessing.
Having what many consider a successful career in education and walking away from it to work in direct sales and build my own business made many mock me and second guess my intelligence. I knew what I was doing was taking a chance, but I believed in myself and what I was doing and knew it would work. And it did. I replaced my teaching salary in my first year, I worked on my own schedule in my own way without a boss, and I was able to focus on my body and my health for our fertility treatments to be successful. It taught me to always, without question, believe in yourself no matter what anyone else does, says, or thinks. You do you.
I work from home and have a two-year-old. It affects and influences my business each and every day. I have set office hours, which greatly helps, and one day a week I have a sitter so I can leave and focus on my business without distractions. I am able to work around his schedule and am able to be present in the moments I’ve always dreamed about.
You do you. Don’t worry about anyone else but you. You do YOU.
It’s ok. It will all be ok. Soak up the little moments because before you know it, they’ll be going off to college.
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Naomi is a mom, a wife, a sister, a friend, and everything in between. She is a southerner living in the north with her husband of almost ten years, 2-year-old son, and overactive Labrador. She is a personal stylist and professional organizer who is getting back into blogging after too long of a break. Follow her on Facebook at Style With Naomi and on Instagram at NaomiPerk. Make sure to check her out over at Stella & Dot and Monat.
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