(No Mom, I am not pregnant LOLOL…I know that is the first thing that came to her mind when she read this title. I love you Mama!)
In the Beginning
It is amazing to look back at the past (amazing) 6 + years of blogging and my career. I started the Modern Mom Lounge as more of a journal – somewhere to share what was going on in my life along with little anecdotes I learned that I wanted to share with everyone to hopefully make their lives easier.
I was working full-time in corporate America, raising two very active boys, and would post every once in a while. I noticed as I created content for more and more posts, that I had a love of writing – but of only things that I felt were interesting and hopefully worthwhile of my readers’ time.
As time went by, social media started to rear its powerful head and between Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google + and LinkedIn, I was broadcasting my blog posts to a much larger audience. My admiration for the power of Social Media began! During the day, at my full-time job, I would manage projects of different calibers – from branding, website design, content creation to SEO, and PPC. At night, I would manage my blog. It was a great pairing for me.
A Bump in the Road
In October of 2014, I was (sadly) laid off from my position as Director of Marketing for a national health insurance agency. My whole department was dissolved, except for one person. I loved my job and the people on my team. I had worked full-time since I acquired my working papers back when I was 13 years old. I never took breaks between career moves – usually just a weekend to relax and get ready for the next venture. My husband was away on a business trip, so I had to initially tell him the news over a text message.
Once back home that weekend, we sat down and had “the talk”. What was I going to do? I didn’t know of a life that didn’t include working; waking up every weekday morning to get dressed, get the kids ready, and shuffle all of us out the door. I loved contributing to the family monetarily and as a role model (and also buying that purse or shoes I dreamed of without feeling guilty).
We agreed that I would take some time off. I’d still look for the next step in my marketing career, but also take the time to volunteer at the boys’ school (something I never was able to do before). I was able to make doctor appointments during the weekday and take my boys to their dentist and doctor visits.
December came around (I was home all of 2 months at this point) and got the itch – I wanted to get back to work. Maybe something not as structured as a full-time job in an office, but I wanted to do something. I started out as a virtual assistant, managing social media accounts for some local businesses and other small freelance jobs. I enjoyed what I was doing, but felt I needed to do something more challenging.
Eek! Here it Comes…
I am so excited! No…ecstatic! No…SO ready to introduce to you DBP Marketing Solutions, a virtual marketing consulting agency. I know it is going to be an uphill battle at first – researching and finding clients, learning about them and what I can do for them, partnering with them – and subsequently seeing the fruits of my marketing labor.
I’ll keep you posted on how things are going with my new venture. If you happen to know of anyone in need of any of the services DBP provides, please pass along my information. I am big on thanking people for their efforts! If you are a graphic designer, social media specialist, or SEO/PPC specialist and would like to learn more about working with the DBP Marketing team, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’d love it if you followed my progress on social media!