We had the good fortune of connecting with Carly Wright and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Carly, other than deciding to work for yourself, what else do you think played a pivotal role in your story?
The *single* most important decision that I have made in my business was: accepting support. Running a business and being a full time mom means, support is necessary. Once I became a mom and my son started to demand more of my attention, I felt like I was only able to give partial focus and attention to him, my clients, my husband and myself. It wasn’t fair to anyone to try to do it all and be it all. My mental health started to suffer and my business started to suffer. When I made the decision to onboard a virtual assistant to lighten my load & to find a safe, fun daycare for my son to go to part time – my business, my personal life and my family life FLOURISHED. This has allowed me to be fully present with my family when I am with them and my clients when I am with them. My boundaries feel great, my income has become more consistent and I have some dedicated time to take care of myself. If you’re reading this remember: Just because you can do it all, doesn’t mean you have to. Support is sexy.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I created a postpartum mental health coaching business that combines my 13 year career in mental health with my training as a full spectrum doula & master energy healer. I help moms release resentment, guilt and expectations so that they can feel like themselves again. By blending spirituality and tangible therapeutic tools, I created the V.I.B.R.A.N.T. Mama Method, a revolutionary approach to postparum mental health and healing beyond the fourth trimester. I’d been in business about 2 years when I had my son and less than gracefully transitioned to motherhood. I realized early on in a very challenging postpartum experience, that SO many other moms were experiencing the same struggles I was going through, but were not openly talking about them for fear of shame and judgment. I decided that I needed to take the leap in starting to share my experiences with postpartum rage, depression & OCD. I took my own experience in healing with my career experience and started to cultivate a judgment free space for moms to heal & reclaim their identity in motherhood. My brand is all about letting moms know that they don’t have to accept the status quo of motherhood. It is safe to receive support, you are worthy of having FUN in motherhood and you are capable of taking control of your identity and experience as a mom.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
A little challenging in the time of Covid, but I’d want to make the most of their time in sunny san diego. Mornings, we would explore some of my favorite coffee shops around San Diego: Your Mamas Mug, Communal Coffee, The Espresso Lab & OB Java. I take all my out of town visitors to Mitch’s for either lunch or a sunset dinner, because who doesn’t love some fresh seafood with a view of the water. Exploring Torrey Pines is always a must and post hike pizzza & local brews at Pizza Port in Solana Beach is always a good idea. We’d likely grab some local sandwiches at Chris’ Deli and head to Balboa Park for a picnic & exploring the museums and gardens. Then maybe grabbing a paddleboard rental, or strapping on some rollerskates and heading to Mission Beach to cruise the boardwalk & enjoy a paddle on the bay. The one great thing about San Diego, is that the weather & abundance of hiking trails, parks & beaches make it easy to stay active & outdoorsy during these crazy times.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to dedicate this shoutout to Well Mamas Tribe Counseling, who provided such a warm, comforting and safe space for me to receive support during my early postpartum experience. They truly normalized receiving support in postpartum and helped me work through one of the most difficult times in my life, so now I am able to do the same.

Website: carlyjeanwright.podia.com
Instagram: instagram.com/carlyjeanwright
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/312280773050427

Image Credits
Meg Marie Photography

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