Mommy Do Your Thang
I grew up in a small town called Sanford, Florida. I didn’t have a completely horrible life growing up; however, as a young girl, it would prove to be filled with many challenges.
My adult life didn’t seem to be much different. I married young and had four children during that marriage. I had no idea that when we divorced he would brutally fight me to take my children and all that was familiar to me.
It was foreign to me what it meant to be my own woman. After all, I married him when I was 18; I wanted to leave home. And he was my ticket outta there.
The divorce left me alone, broken, and angry with the world for the mess that had become my life.
It didn’t help me that a few years past this horrible divorce I would encounter a series of relationships that left me even more abused and broken and now with 3 more children!!! Two of which are TWINS! To make matters worse, now I had to figure out how to take care of these children on my own and I didn’t have a clue.
After many attempts to try and work and build a business with no help or resources I was granted the opportunity to come to San Francisco in an effort to make some sense of my life. I didn’t have any money and literally had no idea how I would get here. All I had was a beat up truck, my three daughters, and the anger inside me that said, I had to do whatever to make it here. And that’s just what I did. I took off with $38 in my pocket and a half a tank of gas. Each time my truck got to a quarter of a tank I would pull to whatever rest stop was near, pull in to the gas pump and get out and ask strangers to please put some gas in my car–that I wanted to make it to California to save my life. Well…they helped me. Cause I’m here.
It hasn’t been all peaches and cream, but it has been resourceful.
My dream is take this business idea and be an example to other women of what you can do if you really want to change your life. That under ANY circumstances you can make it.
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More about this loan
My business is actually a television production of a blog I started in 2013 just after I gave birth to my twin girls – Ella and Emma. This T.V. program is centered around inspiring mothers and women alike to live successful lives through learning how to balance and master the 7 key areas of life: physical body, emotional health, time management, relationships, career and/or purpose, finances, and last but not least spiritual.
I wanted to be able to stay home and care for my new babies. Along with needing a space to vent and gain some clarity from the depression I was in, I had to make some money; so I decided to put a blog up and teach myself a little bit of web design, coding, and graphic design.
Little did I know the blog would open up the door for me to do work for other small businesses at the time.
My biggest challenges were time management, marketing, and learning to balance my life successfully.
I have viewers more so than customers which leads to them buying products and services that I will be promoting via the television and radio broadcast.
My goals for the future are to hopefully be picked up by a network, but more importantly, I would like to open a transitional housing home for women and mothers that allots for enough time for healing and growth. This home will be all encompassing of what it takes to build the confidence of these women so they can become actively productive in the communities in which they live.
No one should be left to do it alone. If they have the will to succeed, then they deserve the help.
I am most proud of all the people who continually support me and believe in what I am doing.
What is the purpose of this loan?
This loan will help me grow my business by providing the initial funds needed for me to be able to maintain what I have built thus far.
I will be able to travel to interviews with potential program participants. Travel costs can and will vary from time to time. The more quality shows I produce, the more viewers, which means more ratings and air time. This will increase exposure so that patrons will sponsor programming and more women will be inspired to invest in themselves by purchasing the products and/or services promoted via the show.
It will also help me continue to pay for software and studio time that I have already vested in.
The studio package I currently have is $135 monthly. The software tools I use are Adobe Creative Suite.
The camera that I would like to purchase is $1300.00.
This loan will change my life! It will give the funds needed to really increase the quality of my show. I am already fairly popular via this venue, this loan will help catapult me to the next level and refrain from having to encounter poverty again.
Years in operation: 6 months – 1 year