Several years ago (about 4 1/2 years) my husband and I went to dinner with a large group of couples. One of girls hosting the dinner was the Grill Girl. She told us about her side gig of blogging and teaching cooking classes. When we left dinner, my husband looked at me and said that you should try doing that for fun with fashion!
I thought about it and it sounded like a fun way to get my creativity out while working at a law firm 60 hours per week with more than 50% of that time in the court room. I felt like my soul was being drained during the short time that I was working on foreclosures. This is definitely not how I had envisioned my law career. I wanted to help people like I had done in my internships in undergrad. I was doing the exact opposite of helping people, I was helping banks kick people out of their homes. It was the only job that I could find during the recession so it was foreclosure or unemployment for me.
My husband saw an unhappiness in me that he helped push aside by encouraging me to be creative. He helps me be the best form of me. If I had married a less supportive soul, I cannot even imagine the person I would be. We support each other’s dreams and help live the best life possible.
My husband continued to support my dream of working from home and making April Golightly a success by encouraging me to give up practicing law and focus on being a mom and building April Golightly. He supports me daily by making April Golightly a beautiful site, taking my photos, and being a great dad when I am busy working. It might seem like a single effort on my part, but it really takes the 2 of us to make the site successful. April Golightly has been our baby since day one! Harrison is still our first baby and Cami is our number one baby. We have a lot of love to give!
Do you support your partner? Does your partner support you? Could you be doing a better job?