Hi, I’m Ruth!

the bootstrap life

a mom’s journey in productivity
with no time, no money and no experience

Motherhood was my proving ground.

When I gave birth to my first child in 2014, I took 18 months off work to care for him. With no plan, no income and no experience (caring for a baby AND not working), I spent 6 months figuring out motherhood and watching a lot of day-time TV.

I woke up one morning feeling desperate to get out of the house (with the baby, of course) and do something. Anything.

That something turned into a year of watching my son hit his milestones, while I hit mine. I lost weight. I began winning public speaking competitions. I worked with organisations and brands through content I produced on my blog.

All these were just mere dreams a year before. 

No time? No money? No experience? No excuse.

I went back to work after 18 months away. Not only did I become a more mature + productive + engaged employee, I am also highly motivated to help others who need a little nudge to fulfill their personal and career dreams.

I started The Bootstrap Life to show that you don’t need a lot of money or “me time” to start growing yourself in whatever stage of life you’re in. I write about how to get motivated, how to plan to make things happen and how to get to where you want to be – all with the resources you already have.