Yesterday I found out what it truly means, TO ME, to be a Mom Boss.
Four years ago when I was going through my divorce I left my house I had lived in and built with my ex husband and the boys and I moved in with my parents. I had recently been laid off from my job and didn’t know what it meant to be on my own financially, since the last time I’d had to do that was 10 years prior. Naturally, I thought “well, I should probably buy house.” Not really knowing much about that process, as my ex husband dealt with everything, or the fact that any bank that approved me would have been an idiot at that point. I didn’t have a pot to piss in, much less money for a down payment, etc. Regardless, I tried. I was denied a home loan. I continued to live with my parents with my boys for eight months while I could save up some money and get things in order to start my life over. In February 2015 I moved into the cutest little rent house. It’s been perfect for the boys and I but my goal has always been to purchase my own home without the financial help from anyone else.
Last night I did that.
And while I am building a new house and new life with a man who I know will be there with me and support the boys and I, I didn’t NEED him to do it. I didn’t depend on him to carry me financially.
I have worked so hard for that independence. Something I’d lost along the way many years ago. I saw an opportunity and I ran with it and the past three years I have buckled down and made that dream a reality.
THAT is what a Mom Boss is. Not a single mom who can purchase their own home and support their family, but someone who picks themselves up after what seem to be the biggest set backs, and MOVE FORWARD, STRONGER THAN BEFORE.
I will be going live today at 2pm central to talk you about this next step in my journey that I am SOOO excited about! #MOMBOSS