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Overcoming my challenge made me 2x stronger

In 2009, I was given notice at work that my position, along with lots of others, was being eliminated. Unless I decided to move with the company of course. Well, there is practically nothing that would make me move from Orange County, so I opted to stay behind and lose my job. With a new mortgage, a one and a half year old baby and not much in savings, this challenge was issued to me and I tackled it head on. What did I do? I threw myself into being a full-time mom and I became a stay-at-home mami.

Pattie Cordova and kids at the beach

As a stay-at-home mom, my salary went by the wayside and we opted to give up our home so that I could stay home full-time. I picked up my blogging and it went from being a hobby, to being my life on display all day, every day.

My life as it is couldn’t be better (I take it back – it could be better if we were owning again and I had medical insurance), but aside from that, it couldn’t be better. It happened at a time in my life where I had the option of changing my life, and the hubster, though a bit hesitant, stood by me in my decision.

I have the opportunity to stay home with my kids, we were able to have another child and now I have lots of time with them. I no longer have to drop them off in the wee hours of the morning, pick them up late only to have to put them to bed as soon as I get home. It’s not the life that I imagined, but it’s one that I would never give up.


Originally published on March 8, 2013. Last Updated on July 30, 2016 by Pattie Cordova

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Pattie Cordova is founder of Cordova Media Group, LLC, a boutique social media consulting firm that develops and creates social media strategies for businesses. She manages LivingMiVidaLoca.com. In her spare time (what little there is LOL) she enjoys working out, hanging out with her family (two chiclets and a Hubster) and traveling.



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