Have you ever heard that saying, "Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get?" So far, this has been the story of my life for 2021. In such a short time, I've experienced several changes that quite frankly I wasn't prepared for. As most of you know, I turned 30 in January which was somewhat of a rude awakening in the sense that I felt I hadn't lived up to many of the expectations that I'd set for myself. Yes, I'd purchased my first home which was one, but in the process I acquired a lot more debt. This was especially hard to come to terms with when I was only 10k away from being debt free before purchasing my home. I'm sure some of you would say, but that's good debt....well I don't believe in good debt vs bad debt. To me, its all bad and I just want it paid off lol. The next change hit me worse than turning 30. In February, I found out I was expecting baby #3, and this pregnancy was totally different this time around. I was in so much discomfort the bigger I got. I'd gained 10lbs in a matter of 2 months which caused my body to feel so heavy and fatigued often. I lost so much sleep having to wake up 3-4 times in the middle of the night. I found myself wishing for the simple things that I'd taken for granted - like being able to ride in a car without being in physical pain or being able to feel satisfied from eating my favorite foods. . In march came my next change...I carried my child for 11 weeks and 2 days before no longer being pregnant. It was the hardest pain to work through. I lost all motivation which is why I became less active in my business and on social media .As I write this, I am still struggling. My body still feels pregnant. I still have the weight, and I still wake up in the middle of the night at least once. But as I work on my mental and physical in order to get back to "normal" I felt compelled to share some of why I've been absent and also let you know that I'm getting better with time. I can't promise when I'll feel 100% again, but what I can promise is to continue to try and to be here for you guys should you ever find yourself in a similar position and need an ear to listen.
Thank you for continuing to support me and my business.
Tierra Gerdine, Mompreneur and friend passionate about entrepreneurship and sharing her story.