pregnant, and is about two weeks into what will be her four week stay in the
hospital for complications. Her emotions are all over the place: happy, bored,
funny, weepy; it’s like watching four Netflix movies at one time.
reason, she is fixated on the fact that I only had 6 weeks off from work after
she was born. Although she will be faced with the same plight, she just could
not imagine only bonding with her small, needy baby for such a short time.
Having this conversation took me back to the same feeling I had felt years
brought up my medical billing idea. The one she had heard about numerous times
over the years. She began quizzing me about it's probability, thinking that
this may give her the opportunity to tackle the two ‘B’s;” baby and bills. She
has always wanted to be a full time, stay at home mom, no sitters or daycare,
for at least the first few years of her child's life.
surprised that now she has an interest in this business, something she knows
little about. Something that before had only received unmotivated
encouragement. But today she says: “let’s do it mom," "let’s get it moving mom,” “ we can
do it mom,” and of course the icing on the cake, “you are awesome, you can do
anything mom.” I was not sure if I had been kissed or slapped.
you are serious, we will discuss it, " I say and then I change the subject.
Usually after a couple of days it is forgotten.
next day I get a text from her asking to plan our next steps and how much
capital it would take to get started. Over the course of an extended
hospital stay, delivery of one beautiful, healthy baby girl, and some recovery
time, we talked, planned, scoured the internet and strategized about this
So we are
on the way, and yes, I am scared and nervous and excited and happy and busy.
There is so much to do. Where do we start? Do we have what it takes to pull
this off? It’s now or never. This is my last shot and I’m ready. I’m going to
give it my all - my daughter is watching.
“You're off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So get on your way!"
- Dr. Seuss