When I found out I was pregnant, my first thought was … how is this going to change my life and my business? When I found out it was twins… the fear set in. What if I have to give up my work, my creation, my travel, my job? What if I can’t do it all? What if I have to become one of those…. (gasp) MOMS >>>> :O ?
When I went into labor 7 weeks early I was a bit in denial. I hadn’t put anything into place for my maternity leave. I attempted to do a conference call but had to rush to the hospital instead. After delivering two healthy, albeit tiny babies, I was consumed with their care and every moment was spent making sure they were going to not only survive, but thrive.
I spent 22 days literally in a chair next to their incubators, breast-pumping so they could have breast milk fed to them through feeding tubes. Sleeping in 30 or 40 minute increments a couple times a day. It was the most intense time of my life!
And yet… my mind wandered. I would sneak in 3 or 4 minutes to check my emails and skypes. I took photos for the future story I wanted to tell. I wrote notes to all of the loving people who sent us their prayers and energy.
I started to wonder if maybe I had a problem. Shouldn’t my mind be focused on the babies? How could I possibly miss work in a time like this?
Then I realized. I just needed to keep creating… even more than ever before!
Since having the twins, I’ve more than doubled my income, businesses, projects, and do it all from home while spending time caring for my babies. It’s the life of a “mompreneur” and I wouldn’t change it for anything!