Wonder Mom: Goal Getter Rebeca Rumayor
Rebeca Rumayor, IT Professional, grew up in the Bronx and is a resident of Queens in New York City where she has worked her tush off to get where she is today. Her 10 year old son attends one of the city’s 5 coveted gifted and talented schools. She lives as a single mom in public housing with her son and disabled brother and all the while she has pushed herself to attend Wesleyan University for her Bachelor’s Degree in Pre-Law and obtain her MBA from Baruch College. She decided that law school was not for her and tinkered with marketing while running her own marketing agency. She continues to push herself to achieve more as an entrepreneur and has obtained numerous IT and marketing qualifications with the hope of being able to manage clients from home again in the future. Rebeca Rumaoyr is a Wonder Mom for never giving up, showing her son the power of hard work, and caring for her brother without a second thought. If she is not a Wonder Mom goal getter, no one is! Here is how she does it!
Wonder Mom Goal Getter Rebeca Rumayor Shares Her Truths:
HOW DID YOUR CAREER/LIFESTYLE COME INTO BEING AND HOW DID YOU KNOW IT WAS THE ONE TO RUN WITH?
I have always been interested in technology and marketing, and am fascinated by law and business ownership. After deciding not to attend law school, I began my own marketing agency and really enjoyed working from home as CMO of Rumayor Marketing. I will be in the field again as an IT intern but hope to work remotely and telecommute in the future. I am combining my knowledge of legal practice with my knowledge of technology and marketing by helping law firms and legal agencies build their online presence and authority. I love technology and will continue to run with it in the future.
HOW HAS HAVING A CHILD TRANSFORMED YOUR LIFESTYLE?
I have to balance my school or work demands with attending to the needs of my one and only gifted son James Rumayor. I multitask so I can network strategically to move my career forward and still spend quality time with James. One example of that is volunteering at his school’s Hackathon next week.
5 WORDS TO DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL SENSE OF STYLE?
Fabulous, fierce, practical, efficient and budget-conscious
HOW DO YOU FIND THE TIME TO GET READY AND MAINTAIN YOUR STYLE?
I was referred by my school to Bottomless Closet, which provided me work outfits. I am so grateful.
WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR ENERGY?
In memory of my mom who I lost to brain cancer 6 years ago. She was a fighter. She raised me and my disabled brother without speaking a word of English, only Spanish. And my father was sick due to a stroke when I was 11. He died when I was 13… for 4 long years, she took care of all of us.
WHAT IS YOUR SPIRIT ANIMAL OR DREAM SUPER POWER?
My spirit animal is a chihuahua. We are small but energetic and cheerful. Full of personality in a petite package.
WHO ARE YOUR ROLE MODELS AND WHY?
Jennifer Lopez (JLO) is my role model. She is a single working mom from humble beginnings like me. And she is an astute businesswoman worth over 300 million dollars. I hope to be like her!
ANY WORDS THAT YOU LIVE BY? (a quote or your own)
Whenever I hear no, I keep this quote in mind because I am always optimistic things will work out my way – for the best.
We will see what happens. Life finds a way.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING TO DO WITH YOUR CHILDREN?
I love seeing movies with James.
WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH MORE TIME?
HOW DO YOU BALANCE FAMILY AND WORK?
I keep a calendar on my phone and constantly update and refer to it to keep track of where I have to go next.
WHAT DO YOU DO TO RELAX?
WHAT TIME DO YOU GET UP AND GO TO BED ON A TYPICAL DAY?
I get up at 5 am and try to be in bed by 11pm
WHAT DO YOU TYPICALLY EAT FOR BREAKFAST?
Yogurt and a cup of coffee
COFFEE, TEA, WINE, TEQUILA, OR OTHER (please specify)?
Coffee in the morning and tequila with blue Gatorade or Powerade on Friday nights
WHAT IS SOMETHING THAT YOU STRUGGLE WITH FITTING INTO YOUR LIFESTYLE AND HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH IT?
I have not gone to my 6 month dentist appointment but am calling them right now to schedule it. Ha!
ANY ADVICE FOR NEW MOMS, OR MOMS WHO ARE STRUGGLING TO MAKE IT ALL WORK?
Try breastfeeding if you can for the bond and economical nature of feeding your baby.
Don’t let your baby use a pacifier. My son now needs braces because of it.
Try to freelance and work remotely from home to spend quality time with your child.