Honestly, I’m looking around at some of the moms I know thinking, “Girl, do you remember how you got to the SAHM job you’re in now?” Maybe you left the corporate world when you decided to start a family. Maybe you cringed as your size 6 went to a size Maternity XL and your standards for date night went from P.F. Changs and a movie in your little black dress to Hong Kong Express and a redbox in your favorite pajamas. It was a bit of a sacrifice, right?
Maybe you shelled out thousands of dollars or fund-raised to adopt a tiny human to usher into adult-hood. And you’re grateful. You know this is what you were meant to do.
Or maybe you’re still in the corporate world, wishing you could have a family but not wanting to give up something that’s really fulfilling or lucrative (and not a scam) right now.
Didn’t you wonder sometimes if taking the next step would be worth it? Didn’t you wonder if it would be too hard or confusing? How could you be sure you were really qualified to do the job?
Let me tell you something… you’ve already done amazing things. Parents are resilient creatures. You have the uncanny ability to love a chocolate-covered miniature version of yourself who criticizes your cooking in one moment and demands more of that “special homemade snack” in the next. I’m sure you have also done some undignified things for your child, things no respectable business-minded person would want to admit to… like carrying your kid’s forgotten lunch into school when you’re looking a little underdressed.
I get it. It’s hard to think that there’s someone out there who sees the reality of your day-to-day drama AND has a valid solution for the financial stresses of your current job.
But I do. I’ve been there and I know that this is a legitimate and doable option that will make you feel a little more dignified, if not more fulfilled. And I’ve seen it work for other people just like you.
Let me address some of your concerns…
1. I’m not qualified.
Let me ask you, where did you get your parenting credentials? That would be from the school of LIFE EXPERIENCE. I want you to look in the mirror and remind yourself that you potty trained a human with no previous skill set to do so. Maybe you reached out to some parenting communities for advice, but you were the one staring down the big potty several hours every day to make it happen.
One of the best ways to learn bookkeeping is through training and experience with guidance from a professional bookkeeper and with a community of colleagues who are looking for answers to the same bookkeeping questions.