I first stumbled upon the blog community about 4 years ago while on a quest to find a specific DIY post I saw on Pinterest. I did eventually find the post, but not before pulling myself out of the blog rabbit hole I fell into. I’m not complaining – I loved reading how real people were developing real solutions to real, everyday issues! I continued to read blogs in my free time; everything from recipes to debt reduction crossed my screen, and I felt encouraged that I too could conquer similar feats.

After time, I realized that the majority of the blogs I was reading fell into one of two categories: stay-at-home mom blogs or corporate exec blogs. I fell into neither category, and at the time, I had no children. So although I related to the topics in some of the posts, I never felt  “hey, this person is just like me!” It was the lack of this very feeling that sparked the dream of The Gypsy Professional, though it would take a few more years to become a reality.

Fast-forward to 2017. Now I have found myself as one of many others in a similar situation: working mom with career aspirations, trying hard to find a healthy  balance. The only difference is that my family is newly formed and blended (to be discussed later) and I have several cross country moves under my belt (also another story for another day). Where are the blogs that discuss this life? That talk about how to balance human resources with homework, dinner with deadlines, and family time with overtime? Where are the blogs that outline how to keep communication with your partner going, while also not collapsing from exhaustion each night? Where are the blogs about how to be a newly formed full-time step-parent to a child who only had one biological parent present?

Here it is – this is that blog.

I created The Gypsy Professional to share my journey and to encourage and inspire others. I’ll share the good, the bad, and the downright ugly to let you know that this is real life, my life. I encourage and welcome feedback. I’m still figuring this out as I go, and would love to hear how others are making it work for themselves!