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exclusive interview THE Empowered woman 20 ENTREPRENEUR moms YOU’LL LOVE “For too long I was just existing, not living! So, for me becoming an entrepreneur was life saving.” MMIA: Do you ever regret your decision to become a full-time entrepreneur? CHERYL: I never ever regret the decision to become a full-time entrepreneur because although there have been plenty of bumps and bruises on this journey, I believe God has placed me where I’m supposed to be at the right time. I often reflect back and wonder where would I be today if I had not taken the leap into entrepreneurship five years ago - would I still be sitting in a 10x10 cubicle on a job building someone else’s dream. And, the answer is: most likely yes. Entrepreneurship is the thing that breathed life back into me and made me aware that I had a greater purpose in life. For too long I was just existing, not living! So, for me becoming an entrepreneur was life saving. MMIA: How do you balance the roles of mommy and entrepreneur? CHERYL: Balance... what’s that? (laughing). I honestly can’t say I’ve never actually achieved the word called Balance. I think it’s something we are constantly striving for especially as women and as moms, 14 | MMIA Magazine | June 2014 and we do the very best we can. But the simple fact is that we can’t be all things to everyone 100% of the time. T here are times when my role as mommy takes a backseat to my business and there are times when my