After I had my son and had two babies under 2 years old (for over 11 months I'd wear that badge!!)... I was at a loss.
I had no family nearby to rescue me when one kid had leaking explosive poop diaper and the other was throwing up all over the couch while Bryan was at work.
I had no one to hand the babies off to while I worked because we weren't financially expecting to dish out that sort of money on daycare for two babies.
I felt overwhelmed, exhausted, and pretty freaking lonely.
Then a basket arrived from two sweet friends of mine (turned coaches on my team!!). Experienced mamas with two kids each. They let me lean on them whenever I needed it and helped dig me out of my hole by providing me with hope and support.
Then my success partner provided me with weekly therapy sessions ;) She was another two-kid mama who knew how to encourage me to find the strength to keep going.
I was broken... lonely... and sometimes I really thought that my poor kids would be better off in any other situation than the one we were in.
But then I realized that while it was a challenge, I was lucky.
I got to be home to watch my kids take their first steps. I didn't miss a first at all actually. The rolling from back to front, the first crawl, pull up, and word. I was there for every. second. of. it.
While I nursed I'd pull out my phone and get some side hustle work in-- Helping other mamas and friends looking to work on their health.
Instead of scrolling the heart-wrenching news stories while pumping, I would cheer on those working hard at their goals in our community.
I watched other mamas find a way to fit this business in the cracks of their day, the short moments that would be filled with a time-waster... they put their time to good use and so did I. And as these mamas were there for me, it let me pay it forward and be there for others!
Over the years, while I was leading this amazing community of women, I've been benefiting as a challenger too. It's kept me showing up even when it's hard.
Surround yourself with good people. In real life and online. Forgot the haters and you do you. 💗 We've got your back.