Yay for being a MOMPreneur! I couldn’t believe it when out of nowhere one day I received an email saying I was nominated for NJmompreneur of the week from njmom.com!
what is a mompreneur you ask? Mompreneur is a neologism defined as a female business owner who is actively balancing the role of mom and the role of entrepreneur. As defined from wikipedia
Well, actively balancing is open for dispute but I try my best every day to teach my soon-to-be 8 yo that you can have it all. Never settle…EVER, and follow your heart to do what you love. I love what Jim Carey says about his dad.
“I learned many great lessons from my father. Not the least of which was that: You can fail at what you don’t want. So you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.”
Erika, an editorial assistant for the website sent me a slew of questions about being a mompreneur. When I read through them I immediately was a bit overwhelmed. When would I have time to sit and write about who I am. But also, who actually am I??
I was so excited to be a part of NJmom.com that I made the time to reflect on and think about the questions that were asked of me. I actually enjoyed all the reflection I did and reliving the inspiration I have had over the years. Resilience and determination are two traits I hope Julia sees glaring at her. I have picked myself up (or others dragged me off the ground!) more time than I care to count. My hope is to always pass that on to others just starting out, especially new moms!!! But there was a lot of mompreneur questions…A LOT!
Yes, I am a professional photographer, I have also created a dayplanner for women entrepreneurs a few years ago which hit a snag and I have paused production (life of a risk taker) but my heart tells me there is much more I will be doing. That I haven’t scratched the surface of who I am or what I will be doing in 5-10 years. It is a scary and confusing feeling but also invigorating at the same time. Taking risk isn’t comfortable at all. It isn’t in my nature and scares the bejesus out of me. But living in complacency is SO uncomfortable that I am pushed to move.
Eventually I did find out who in fact nominated me! Fellow mompreneur Brooke Sacco, bless her heart! She is a council woman and a prominent citizen of Hammonton Nj ( who’s also an owner of vinyl brewing ) had nominated me and I was moved to tears! I try to give good vibes, speak my truth, and always pass on strength and inspire others. I have traveled an interesting road to get to where I am today. Though I feel like my journey is still just beginning, I have lots of experience to pass on at any time 🙂 I always, ALWAYS want to make others feel good and feel that the impossible is simply…well…TOTALLY POSSIBLE. You never know if you are helping, inspiring, or if anyone is paying attention. I am convinced that even in our darkest days when we press on and share hope, people take notice! So keep going!!
Here is the article that was so eloquently written about me. I am truly grateful to NJMOM and to Brooke! You can always read more about me here in my bio!
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KristinGreat post! Proud of you my deserving friend. Sky is the limit
adminTHANK YOU MY FRIEND!!!
GeorgiannWay to go girl!!