9-5 to WAHM
Have you ever considered trading your 9-5 to becoming a wahm? It has to be really refreshing to stay at home in your yoga pants or your pjs. I love it!
When I decided to become a sahm/wahm it initially happened because we had just transitioned from Georgia to Miami. When we live in Georgia we had awesome childcare and I am hoping in the months to come my daughter will return to school.
Once we moved in and got settled , I was pondering the idea of returning to the corporate world or continuing my consulting from home. As you may have read in previous post, I am business consultant and I help start-ups or established establish a solid foundation for their businesses. I also develop and host networking events throughout the year.
Being a sahm/wahm definitely has its pros and cons, when I do get a chance to get any work done it is around my daughters schedule. Nap time is definitely the best time to get any work done. I even do my cooking and cleaning while she is asleep because things are a lot calmer then.
In 2014 I became fed up with the corporate world and felt that it was going to be my way or nor way! This may sound like a corporate take over but it’s not, I had my mind set on being my own boss and living my own rules. So I started by hosting networking events, expo(s), and having one on one consulting meetings with my awesome clients.
Business is a constant and sporadic industry, you must be a go getter because we live in a dog eat dog world. You have to decide if you are going to sink or swim.
If you are considering becoming a WAHM, then you need to consider these steps before you take that leap.
- Save Save Save- You can’t really start too many businesses without the funds. Plus you need to make sure your personal funds. There is nothing wrong with keeping your 9-5 to fund your business.
- Organize your life- Being home with your kids is definitely going to throw you off of your game, but you must figure out what methods will work for balancing the kids and the business. There are some wahm who send their little one’s to day school and that is definitely okay.
- Have a creative space- A home office or space in your living room can definitely work to oversee what your children may be doing.
Being a wahm can definitely lead to endless possibilities, and him your children are home with you then you are saving a ton of money.
Previously featured on https://themompreneurlifestyle.com/2017/09/23/9-5-to-wahm/