Being a stay at home mom has always been her dream. Read as Amy shares her story!
I had the opportunity to interview Amy and she shares of story of how being a wife and mother has always been her dream and she's living her life to the fullest!
Me: Tell us a little about yourself.
Amy: My name is Amy, I am 38 years old. I am married and we have two kids. I love going to the gym and taking care of my family. I have not worked since 2014 due to taking care of my son who is disabled. Life and goals changed a lot when he was born. Life got flipped and we take it one day at a time.
Me: When you were younger what did you always dream you would be? Is that still your dream today?
Amy: When I was younger, I dreamed of having a husband and being happy and rich. I never wanted to own my own business or travel the world. I always had very basic goals and dreams, now that I am older and I realized the reason was I was scared of failing, so if I kept stuff generic most of the time I would not fail. I did not think I was going to have kids, so I never dreamed about that. Then I met my husband and the rest was history.
Now in my later years, my goals have switched to helping my kids and just being happy in my life. So, I guess I am still staying in the basic lane. I really enjoy taking care of my family. I think sometimes I should get out of my comfort box and do something more than being a wife or a mom. But with all we have going on with our son I guess it’s just hard to see myself putting my all into a career when I need to put my all into him. I also think I am still scared of failing for myself.
Me: Did you accomplish that goal?
Amy: I believe my dreams have come true from my younger years. I am in a great marriage, we’ve been together for fourteen years, married for six of those years. I am very happy, not rich yet but we are on our way there. It was a long hard road with bumps and detours but it has made me strong and I definitely thank my husband for that.
Me: What are some challenges you had to overcome when trying to achieve that goal? How did you overcome them?
Amy: My husband is my rock and I am thankful every day that we are together. He has over the years always tried to push me to do better for myself and want more for myself. He wants me to be Extraordinary. I believe how I take care of my kids and the house and my husband is extraordinary. I love being able to be there for my kids at all times and for me, a career would get in the way of what truly makes me happy. I like always having the wash done and house clean and all meals fresh for my family every day. I take being a stay at home mom and wife very seriously. I am on the move from the time we wake up till we go to bed. With my role in our lifestyle, it allows my husband to work crazy hours and explore and find himself in his work, which is his dream. And being able to take care of him and my children is mine. We make a great team and would not change it.
Me: When did you embrace being a stay at home mom?
Amy: Once our son was diagnosed with Cerebral palsy and the seizures started, I knew I did not want to put my all into a career when I needed to do everything to help him have the best life possible. Then on top of that, I needed to show my daughter that she was a priority as well.
I really could not see me working a full-time job and then having to fulfill a full-time job as a mom at home as well.
Me: When did you know this is what you were supposed to do?
Amy: When I first moved to San Francisco people would ask me, “What do you do for a living?” I would always feel weird to say I am a stay at home mom. I worked since I was fifteen up until 2014, so I used to feel that not working was being lazy. Now for the past five years, I realized that the job I am doing in my house is more important than anything I could ever bring in a paycheck for. And most importantly, it is truly what I always wanted.
Me: What advice would you give to any person who has similar goals as yours?
Amy: I guess I would say be your best at all you do. If it’s being a stay at home mom or running your own company, do it to the fullest.
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