Sunday, August 30, 2009

Follow your dreams

My family

A little about me...

Over the last 5 yrs so much has gone on in my life. I gave birth to 2 wonderful children (Tristan 5yrs and Sienna 2yrs 8 months) and moved countries twice (1st to Australia and then to The Netherlands). During this time I had a lot of time to look at myself and see what it was I really wanted from my life. And the one re-occuring theme was... I wanted my own business.
My husband who saw the passion in my eyes, offered me unconditional support. His support/strength gave me the courage to fulfill the desire that was building inside of me. That was close to 2.5 yrs ago.
I started KinderKlipz with this "Great" new idea! An idea that I thought would become the next "Big" thing. I surrounded myself with like minded people and gathered as much information as I could. When I look back now, it all seemed so overwhelming and being someone who wants to do everything now, I found myself wishing there were more hours in the day. I worked tirelessly at tweaking my idea, coming up with "Marketing"plans and doing research. I learned so much during that time.
Throughout this time, discovered a whole "other" world of other ambitious Stay at home Mom's who were also taking part in the new "Mompreneur" lifestyle, balancing family and their dreams. Some Mom's had made their businesses part time work whilst others had developed their businesses into full time work.
Every time I would encounter a Mompreneur I always had so many questions, "Where do you find the time?", "Do you have help?", "How do you remain so creative?" the list of questions was never ending. I wanted to understand everything possible about becoming a Mompreneur. I had so much emotion connected to starting my own business that was drummed up out of fear. Fear of failure, fear of not being a good mom, fear of not being a good wife, fear of being unable to do everything I want to do, basically an overall feeling of fear engulfed me. I persisted on. My "great idea" never did materialize but what did was so much more than I could expect. My new world/life was awakened and became alive.
Life is so much more than just going through the motions, it's about pursuing what your heart burns for, it's about being able to look at yourself in the mirror and saying to yourself "at least I tried", it's about... following your dreams.

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