WHO IS GAIA
Gaia was a mom of two amazing children and the Director of a pharmaceutical companies Association. She loved her job a lot, she studied a lot and struggled to get it … She was a very ambitious and determined woman but one day everything changed …
WHEN MY CHILDREN ARE BORN
When my first son, Matteo, born – after 3 and a half years of attempts – my priorities changed completely. I become a mother and I wanted to be with Matteo as much as possible, but my job at that moment did not allow me to do it as much as I wanted! Story of many mothers I guess…
Three Years passed on, second pregnancy, second child Livia, my world is pleasantly upset onceagain.
WHAT HAPPENS OFTEN IN TRADITIONAL WORK
This time my President – 4 months after Livia’s birth and one month before being back to my job, told me “you know Gaia, you have an handicap …. when they will be 8 years old you will get back in the game …. and fully operative at work” Ahhh I didn’t realize he was talking about my children!
And so he decided due to my “potential low productivity”, to replace me with one of my collaborators… So I said good bey to my Director role… Irony of a traditional job.
I WAS NOT DECIDED YET I WAS SCEPTICAL
Then I decided that my two “handicaps” of 6 and 2 years were in the need of their mom, so after that phone call I decided to have the whole year of motherhood.
In the meantime, a friend of my husband offered me an online business – I was sceptical at first also because I had never been on social media and I didn’t really care to show off or “show my business” … I thought that I didn’t have time …for that.
WHAT MADE ME REALLY DECIDE TO CHANGE
Then I thought… what do I miss the most? Time! The time to spend with my children, with my family, I wanted to be free to choose to go to my son school recital without constantly looking at the clock because I had to go back to the office, or to be able to stay with my little girl if she was sick without the need to leave her with the nanny and look at her saying “please mom stay with me, don’t go” … or travel with my family without asking for holidays…
I SAID YES!
So, I said YES let’s try! Was I fearless? … Not at all, but the desire to realize my dreams was greater than my fear. I was willing to have everything I said but, as an ambitious woman I still wanted to be a committed and fulfilled woman at job and thanks to this business I understood that IT WAS POSSIBLE and children are not an handicap but are the greatest added value for me, the energy that always keeps me going ahead!
WHO I AM TODAY?
I am Gaia, 5 years ago I changed radically my life, now I am a mother and a full time digital entrepreneur!
If you are wondering if you can be an happy mother and professionally fulfilled woman at the same time … write to me because I can tell you that IT IS POSSIBLE!