I currently live in Brooklyn with my three little boys and husband. What can I say, I’m the unofficial -but official - Queen in my house. I love weird combinations of food (more on that later), going out (MOMS CAN DANCE TOO), and seeing the "A-HA" look on a founder's face when they unleash the story that has been buried in them and their business for way too long.
Do you relate to any of my categories below?
A) left corporate America because it wasn’t sustainable with the family life you desired (AKA you actually WANTED to see your kids every once in a while.)
B) trying to leave your current job and make that side hustle or dream career a full-time gig
C) somewhere in between A and B.
As working parents -especially of small children -we got pummeled (and are still getting pummeled in some cases) during Pandemic life.
In the last few years, I know more friends who have given the big ole middle finger to Corporate in an attempt to make a go of it themselves in the world of consulting, freelancing or company-building life.
Do we even need the 9-5 anymore?
If you are wanting to hear how other parents did it and made that leap, you MUST listen to my brilliant friend’s new podcast “Mom’s Exit Interview”, with the inaugural episode featuring Yours Truly. No seriously, you DO need another podcast in your life.
I get honest on finances.
Spoiler Alert: I was making nowhere near my last Corporate Salary for the first few years and went into hard core debt. The scary kind where you feel like a fraud and ask yourself, “how you even got to this point when you’re in your 30s and a mom.” Debt that took me many more years to dig myself out of.
Like ehmmm this ehmmmmm year ehmmm
But the fun part is…I now blow any old salary out of the world and then some.
And that’s not even the best part of my new corporate life.
All this to say…switching from corporate to doing your own thing -whatever that means for you -takes TIME.
Kim and I are old NYC media friends. She used to run the video team at Us Weekly and produces People Magazine’s podcast and had a baller job at Netflix. Kim knows the juggle well and I’m so proud of her as I have seen her work on this podcast for well over a year now -if you count when she talked about creating one for herself.
Here is more info and please let me know what you think of mine. It will probably take me about 6 months to listen to my own episode because the sound of my voice makes me want to curl up and die…. So I really do mean TELL ME ABOUT WHAT I SAID ON THE EPISODE 🙂