“Everything happens for a reason, even when we are not wise enough to see it. When there is no struggle, there is no strength.”
This year has been about balance. Something so new to me. For the past 5 years I’ve been a stay-at-home working mama running my own business. I’ve learned to balance but balance within my own home. Balance for me meant responding to emails, hiring employees, fulfilling orders, hiding in the closet to take conference calls and doing all of this while balancing a baby on my back in an Ergo carrier and my two other babies holding each hand. I’ve been lucky enough to bring my babies to work everyday.
Well all of this changed the beginning of this year. We were hit with some major cut-backs at my husband’s job and my business took a huge loss when a big named company came into the eco-friendly and organic product market. Basically this meant it was time for me to start looking for a job. I knew I wanted to work for a company that I believed in. The thing about it is once you work for yourself and put all that passion into your dream it’s hard to work for a company that you aren’t equally passionate about. I was blessed beyond measure to be interviewed for a position with Ergobaby. I’ve been a long time fan of Ergo’s actually for about 5 years. JJ had colic for the first 2 months and my Ergo carrier was the only thing that brought him some comfort.
Long story short I got hired as their Lead Brand Ambassador. Basically my job is to help coordinate events and implement a system of organization to help make sure the logistics of the events run smoothly. I absolutely LOVE my job. I LOVE my co-workers. I LOVE everything about Ergobaby! What is represents, how it treats it’s employees and the mission behind the brand.
As a lead ambassador I have to travel for work. This particular trip was my first time traveling outside of CA for work. I was extremely excited but also had tons of anxiety to leave my 3 babies. Jameson, the youngest was still nursing. At 18 months I had already tried multiple attempts at weaning to no avail. I knew this was the perfect time to wean, work and step out of my comfort zone. I can go on and on about all the great things I experienced on this trip but I’d rather let the pictures speak for themselves.
Wheels up… Mama’s first time traveling for work and without my family.
Travel necessities: Freeboard Collection Dress, Nena & Co. bag and clogs.
Our eating spot for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Literally the BEST food I’ve probably ever had!
Traveling buddy!!! Loved getting to know this mama. Such a genuine heart! Love you @itselysemarie
Pumping + reading, reading + pumping! Sore boobies the whole trip.
“I always believed that one woman’s success can only help another woman’s success.”
“You can always tell who the strong women are. They are the ones you see building one another up, instead of tearing each other down.”