I graduated from NC State’s school of Design with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art and Design focusing in fabrics. I launched my career in advertising which landed me in Charlotte, NC after first taking me to Washington, D.C. and NYC. Shortly after settling into my life here in Charlotte, I became a new mom.
My mom jokes that I grew up mothering everything with a heartbeat. I always wanted to be a mom, and was born with a heaping helping of mother’s intuition.
When I was about 25, I had what I deem a quarter life crisis. Unmarried and far from the baby track, I was instead on the path to building my career. If you had asked me then, I would have said that building a career was the last thing I wanted. I had family and babies on the brain.
Now, happily married with two beautiful sons, I recognize the importance of the path I couldn’t quite understand at the time. The time I spent immersed in the advertising world gave me the confidence I needed to tackle motherhood.
That’s right, motherhood takes a tremendous amount of confidence. You need to feel confident in the decisions you’re making, in the people you’re turning to for help, and in your own capabilities as a parent.