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I want to tell you guys a story….
Last month I took a little getaway with my girlfriends to Napa Valley for a quick weekend trip. It was a no-big-deal, 48-hour getaway. Olivia stayed home with my mom and they had a weekend of dress-up, baking, movies and trips to the park. It was a win-win for everyone… or so I thought.
Let me tell you something – mom guilt is REAL. I spent the whole drive there worrying about little things like “would my mom remember to give Olivia her vitamins before bed? Would she know where her favorite stuffed animal was? Or to put socks on her before she went to sleep?” Of course she would, she’s an amazing grandmother, so what am I so worried about?
But I couldn’t stop these thoughts. I felt guilty that I was away having fun while someone else was giving my child a bath, feeding her, protecting her. Would she remember to check the back door and make sure it was locked? About halfway through the trip I stopped myself and said “why do I feel so guilty about taking time for myself?” And then I realized I wasn’t just feeling guilty for taking time for myself, I felt worried for Olivia in case something happened to me.
So I decided to do something about it. I did some research on life insurance options because I wanted to feel confident that if anything were to ever happen, Olivia would be taken care of. That’s when I turned to State Farm. I called my State Farm agent and he walked me through the entire process. Honestly, I really didn’t understand life insurance at all. I felt embarrassed admitting that but after having this conversation with some friends, I realized I wasn’t the only one. So, I asked what felt like a thousand questions and the agent gave me a few different options that would work best for me. Having this new knowledge has empowered me to continue taking the right steps.
Being a single mom, it is important to me that I do everything I can to set Olivia up to have the best future possible: whether that is having a plan for saving for college or for buying a car, I want to make sure that Olivia is set up for success. With the help of State Farm, I feel good about our future. I didn’t realize what a big weight would be lifted off of my shoulders by meeting with an agent to learn about life insurance. It sounds silly, but it’s true. And I am so thankful that the process was so easy and straightforward. Now, I’m sure I’ll still feel mom guilt if I go away again… but maybe it won’t be as bad. Xo
When it comes to planning for your family’s financial future, State Farm is here to help with plenty of tools and resources to set you on the right path! You can learn more at LetsStartToday.com.
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