I still remember it like it was yesterday, I was pregnant with my first baby and I got an acceptance letter to pharmacy school. I told my husband I still wanted to go even though I was going to become a mom in the first semester of school. I thought it would be fine, how hard could it be to have a baby and go to school. People did it right?? Lots of people did it…
How it Really Was
As you can guess, being a first-time mom and being a pharmacy student, was not easy. In fact, it was probably the most difficult thing I had ever done. Now, I won’t go into all the details of getting through this, because I don’t want to really relive it. But I did get through to graduate from pharmacy school, with two babies!
Working as a Pharmacist
I loved (love?) working as a pharmacist. It was so fun to have a chance to use all the things I had learned. I like being the one who knew all the stuff. I liked helping people figure out their medications. I really like it all…except for one thing, my two boys were at daycare, and I felt like I never got to see them. This was really hard, but I was stuck. I had educated myself so much, and had so many student loans, there was no way I could stop working, and stay at home. The decisions I had made before I held either of my babies in my arms had me stuck having to work outside the home.
The Essential Oils
While stuck working as a pharmacist, I discovered essential oils from a fellow pharmacist. I loved using them and, being a pharmacist, I knew all the side effects of medications, that essential oils did not have. Also, this pharmacist who had introduced me to oils, was able to quit her job and sell oils instead. Ummm…what?? This just floored me because I couldn’t believe she made enough money to replace a pharmacist’s salary.
This definitely got me thinking. If she could do something where she was basically working from home, and replace her pharmacist salary. Maybe there was something I could do too, to replace my salary.
The Blog Idea
So, that friend got me thinking, what could I do to replace my income? By now, my kids are both in school, one in junior high, one in elementary school. But they need me more than ever to do all the mom stuff. Carpools, help with homework, cheer on at all the activities (my oldest son has some major activities!), and just general mom things.
I got this crazy idea that I would start a blog. I have been through having kids and working a full-time job. I have been through sending your kids off to daycare while you work. And I have been through juggling all the elementary school stuff. I have things to say that will help other moms.
Now, will I make money from my little blog? I hope so. But if I don’t, that is okay, because if I help just one mom with my blog, then I have done my job.