When I was a teen, my parents divorced. While that is devastating to all families in and of itself, the most dramatic part of it was my mother was left with no money of her own.
She was able to barely pay the bills, but she hadn’t saved a dime for her future…and this state of affairs affected me from that point on.
Even today, even though I’ve been married for more than 20 years, I am very sensitive about having my own money.
One of the reasons I even considered starting a business of my own was to protect my future.
Prior to my “small business light bulb moment”, my husband had some health issues. He’s fine of course. But at the time, I was scared to death.
I kept thinking I would end up like my mother…with nothing. Without being someone’s wife what would life mean? How would I exist?
What would my contribution to the world be?
So, I decided that I needed to create a new reality for myself…not as a wife, but as a small business owner.
I am working feverishly to make my business and my financial independence a success.
I’m not saying that you have to imagine your partner’s demise, but I am saying that all women should find their own financial independence and their own vocation that is truly meaningful.