Can you relate to any of these statements?
- You desperately want to quit your job and stay home with your children, but you need the income and you feel stuck.
- When Monday rolls around again the thought of going to work makes you want to pull the covers over your head.
- It seems like life is quickly passing you by and you aren’t accomplishing the things that you want to do. There are all these “mompreneurs” online and want to have what they have, but don’t feel like you have what it takes.
- You feel like the most unlikely woman to be an “entrepreneur”.
- You are trying to build a business but feel like you’re mental health is suffering while you try to balance it all.
There are too many women living ho-hum lives where they spend too much time comparing themselves to others and feeling like they could never: do that, be that, look like that.
Stuck in Your Rut is to help you step out of the rut and into the amazing plan that God has for your life.
It’s a place for motivation, encouragement, and accountability. Stop feeling stuck and start asking yourself “Why not me?” If others can, you can too. Find your dream, create and achieve your goals, and start living a full life. We are going to fight against fear and complacency to discover your place in this world. It’s time for you to own (and LOVE) your role. Are you ready?
What is Stuck in Your Rut?
Stuck in Your Rut has been many things over the years. It started as simply a way to force me to try new things. And, that did work.
Then, it transformed into more of a marriage focus. I have a long personal story here about my journey to really learning how to improve myself and my marriage. You’ll find some marriage-themed blog posts within the history of the blog that I am leaving there because I hope the information can be valuable to people.
Then, this site was abandoned for several years. Left to rot away on the internet until I stumbled upon it once again.
In 2018, I started using Stuck in Your Rut to share the things I have learned to help other women really start to live a life that they love. I have been on a long personal journey to finding this myself. And, through it my confidence has grown and I finally learned what I was capable of.
Once I felt that sense of empowerment, I just want every other woman to experience that too. My goal is that Stuck in Your Rut will be a place where women struggling to build a business can come to feel empowered and capable so they can learn to thrive as a female entrepreneur or mompreneur.
Let me introduce myself
Hi, I’m Stephanie and I can totally relate! I spent years moving from one rut to the next.
In 2006 when my oldest daughter was born, I wanted desperately to be able to stay at home with her. But, I couldn’t. My family needed my income.
And, I’m not just saying that. I ran the numbers. If you’ve been there you know what I’m talking about. You find stories online of people who ran the numbers and decided without paying for daycare, work clothes, and lunches out it made sense for them to give up their income.
That wasn’t my story.
I didn’t want to be working outside of the home, but I needed the money. My husband encouraged me to find a way to make money from home. But I couldn’t wrap my brain around how to do that.
To be honest, I didn’t really try. I wanted it to be done for me. I didn’t think of myself as the “entrepreneurial type”. This was years before the word “mompreneur” became a thing.
Well, eventually my husband and I started a business together. Really he started it and I worked within it. I still didn’t realize that I was capable of running a business myself.
This business got us both out of jobs that we hated. It even allowed us to employ some part-time workers along the way. But eventually, we were ready for a change. In 2014, we sold the business and the adventure truly began.
Finding my place
Over the years I have tried my hand at a lot of things:
- Preschool teacher
- Business development assistance
- Transcription work
- Personal Trainer (kind of)
- Travel Agent
- Event planner
Some of these things I did for years, a few of them for only a short time. I was stuck and trying to find my place. What did I really want to put my time into? What did I enjoy doing?
And, then it all finally fell into place. Well, actually it was a lot of hard work and I spent a lot of time trying to figure it all out.
But, now I work from home, run my own freelance writing business, while also being able to homeschool my three daughters. And, I make more money than I ever did working full-time for someone else.
Who is Stuck in Your Rut for?
I want you to discover that you are capable of going after your business dreams. And, that you don’t have to be super “girl power”, in-your-face, bad-ass to do it.
There are a lot of thriving female entrepreneurs out there that are killing it. But, they are also what comes across to me as rough around the edges. Like they have to act super confident and powerful and with a women-can-do-anything-better-than-men type attitude.
If that’s what you’re looking for, this probably isn’t going to be your favorite place to come. You won’t find that here. My goal is to as closely as I can resemble the combination of a Proverbs 31 and Titus 2 woman. A woman who is strong, confident, capable, and successful. A wife, mother, and entrepreneur. And, doing all of it while being self-controlled, pure, hard-working, and kind.
If this sounds like something you’d like, I invite you to look around and feel free to drop me a comment and introduce yourself. And, remember, you are so capable of going after that dream you keep deep down inside of you!