Twenty years ago today I woke up in a hotel room in St. Louis and made a decision that would change my life.
It was my first Mother’s Day.
I had a beautiful baby girl.
And, I was alone.
I was at a conference that, professionally, meant a lot to me. But, the career woman with the power suits, high profile projects and success stories wasn’t who I was in those moments.
I was a mother without my child. And that wouldn’t do.
I missed Phoebe Caroline so much that I promised myself I would never spend another Mother’s Day away from my family.
While that didn’t mean I had to leave the corporate world, I did. I came home, hatched out a plan to start my own business and resigned a few weeks later.
This fall, I’ll celebrate my twentieth anniversary as a home-based entrepreneur.
Today I’ll be with my three children, now 20, 18 and 15 along with my husband of almost 25 years.
Happy Mother’s Day to you and yours!
When have you made life-changing decisions?
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