The Decision to become a "Boss Mama"
I always stared at self employment from a very apprehensive lens, for the most part just not having a guaranteed income at the end of a certain period terrified me....it still does but not as much.
I was raised to follow the beaten path: attend a decent university that will not bring shame upon our people. Then get two degrees: undergrad and a masters degree in fields that will not bring shame to the family. Look for a worthy job within a very unrealistic amount of time from graduation because tuition fees for international students is crippling.I would then have to work my way to retirement all the while fostering a solid marriage with children and strong visible relationship with God whilst not bringing shame upon the family!
Social Sciences, that's always been my passion, my cousin calls it having a "bleeding heart" ...I was fortunate enough to work in my dream field after my first degree but non profit is a very fickle beetch, several organisations I worked for were fully dependent on funding so a lot of those contracts ended too soon. Couple of years later I got a job in Public administration, an area I always toyed with as a possible career path. After a 4 year career path detour , I can safely say hell to the naw!
After I found out I was having my daughter, I reapplied for a job back into public admin solely for job security, When my employer put in me a position that meant I would not able to have maternity leave after a C-section forcing me me to work 4week post poartum, I decided I was fed up.
Join me as I share with my journey to "Boss Mama" status and some possibly hazy childhood memories...