The Big 2-5!
My birthday was on Monday! What’s up 25?!
In honor of the special day that it is, I wanted to share with you a little tidbit about myself. I’m not usually one to share too openly. I’ll tell you all about how to save money, but you ask me about my childhood and I turn into this blabbering giggling mess.
Sharing isn’t something that comes easily to me, but I wanted to share with you something amazing. Something that ever could have happened without you.
This birthday holds a significant meaning to me. 25 might just be another year to some, but it’s a big one for me.
When I was a little girl, I always wanted to be a businessman like my dad. No, not a business woman, a business MAN.
I carried around my little briefcase that my dad had outgrown and wore my blazer with the shoulder pads that my mom let me wear from the back corner of her closet. I had my yellow legal pad and my pen, and I just thought I could conquer the world.
I had friends come over and sell lemonade, hot chocolate, and girl scout cookies with me. I made signs to have my minions… I mean, my guests… carry up and down the streets. I knew that this was the life that I wanted.
As a freshman in college, my “7 year plan” included graduation from college, graduation from grad school with my MBA, and a seat comfortably as the CEO of my own Fortune 500 Company, and the youngest and most successful woman CEO. All of this before my 25th birthday.
That was the goal. The end game. I would one day become a CEO.
Well, we make plans, and God laughs at them. All the planning I’d done until that point never could have prepared me for what was in store for me.
Little did I know that I’d be welcoming my first son at the ripe old age of 19, a little over a year after I started my college journey. I was a teen mom. I had my then-fiance with me, but life took a big turn.
My hopes and dreams now took on a different light as my priorities shifted away from academia and business, and more towards motherhood. I was so happy to be a mom. I felt so fulfilled. This little person came into my world and turned it upside down. And it was for the better.
Somehow, and I couldn’t tell you how if I wanted to (maybe I just like to be busy), I started my blog. I started it the day before my 24th birthday. My goal was that I wanted to be making some kind of an income to help out my family. I figured that it would be fun. I’d just do it for giggles.
It quickly turned into a business, and last week I filed the legal paperwork for Cow Country Housewife… as the CEO.
I’m a legal CEO of my own company. It happened!
Being a teen mom wasn’t in the 7 year plan, and neither was putting college on pause. But I also didn’t plan on being a mom of 3 boys, owning my home, closing in on my 5 year wedding anniversary, and making money off of a blog by the time I hit 25.
You made this happen! Yes, you. Even if this is your first time here, you still made this happen!
Here’s to another amazing year!
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