Hey guys! My name is Vanessa. I am one mother behind TTLTrends. I wanted to introduce myself and share a little bit of my life right now. I recently left my job. I was working as a Social Worker, assisting individuals with intellectual disabilities (formally known as developmental disabilities). In the week and a half that I have been home with my two children, I have found clarity. I often wondered what my future held. What was my career path? How was I going to put my college degree to work? What was I meant to do, meant to be? I’ve gone from wanting to be a teacher, to being a sports coach, to being a social worker, to being a writer. Never did I know I was going to find my purpose here at home.
I’ve had a taste of being a Stay-At-Home Mom. I’ve had this taste before. I had it when I was on maternity leave. And it was great then, but at the time I felt that I needed to keep working. I felt proud to be a working mom, coming home and taking care of my family, taking care of my home. But as time passed, and my babies continued to grow, I realized all I wanted to do was be at home with them. Take them to the library. Take them on walks. Take them to the park. Do things during the day with them. Teach them. Learn with them.
This second tasting, only confirmed what I knew all along. I’m meant to be a Stay-At-Home Mom. I love being home with my kids. They bring life to me. I laugh at their silliness, I sing songs with them, and dance with them. I do admit that my day isn’t only smiles and gold stars; if you have a toddler, you understand that arguing with a three-year old can be very frustrating! But even when you are upset with them, you’re really not. This doesn’t make sense. I know.
I’m starting a new job soon. It’s not what I really want. But what my family needs right now. My husband I are working hard to purchase our first home. Being a Stay-At-Home Mom, unfortunately does not pay that well. Maybe we can change lifestyle, cut our expenses, limit ourselves. Not spoil our kids so much. But committing to that 100% of our lives, has proven difficult.
This is where TTLTrends comes into play. TTLTrends will allow me to work from home. Be creative at home. Be inspired by my motivators. Maybe one day I can do this full-time. Maybe one day I can do what I’m meant to do. TTLTrends is our future. And again, I am so glad you guys are here to witness it from the beginning. You guys will see us in the making. We started with nothing. But we are well on our way to launch date. Today marks the first day of Spring; it’s the season of new beginnings. I am ready to begin this new venture. To start my life. As it should be.