Untucked Woman: Taryn Kutches
Taryn, what keeps you on-the-go?
Passion. I am currently working a full time sales job in the automotive industry, raising a 1.5 year old, and spending all of my free time working on my passion career, Parker Design. Parker Design is a fashion brand on the mission to positively impact the world and we are launching our first product, The Rosa Pak – A backpack for women on the go! There are days that I feel completely worn out and want to give up, but that passion acts as a burning fire 24/7. I don’t think you can be truly successful with anything if you aren’t passionate about it.
What's your day-in-the-life?
My mornings are fueled by coffee and motivational podcasts. My Parker Design work starts at 5:30/6:00 AM and my day job starts at 8:00. I either try and fit in a quick workout or check a few things off of my to do list during the lunch hour. Once 5:00 hits, I am on my way to pick up my daughter, Parker. I have made it a priority to make sure I am present with her from when I get home from work until she goes to bed. During that time, we usually play outside , or take our pup, Tahoe for a walk. Once she is sound asleep, I head downstairs in our home to my make-shift office and start my Parker Design work. The only two members of Parker Design currently are my co-founder and myself so we cover everything from business plans, to social media, to marketing, etc.
What's one of the most challenging parts about your job?
My biggest challenge right now is managing all of it. My job isn’t just one thing. It’s an account manager, mother/wife, and entrepreneur. I never want to be mediocre at anything, and I made a promise to myself that I wouldn’t. When I am at my day job, I focus on my day job, and when it’s time to spend time with my daughter and husband, I am in the moment with them, but Parker Design is always a distant thought in my mind. I am excited for the early mornings and evenings to work on it because it provides me so much fulfillment. People ask me a lot how I do it, and when you’re doing something you love, it really doesn’t feel like work.
What's one of the most rewarding parts about your job?
Realizing the ways I have grown throughout this journey. Becoming a wife, mom, and entrepreneur all happened very close to each other. I have changed in so many ways. I’ve found more confidence in myself, and I’ve learned to appreciate other people and what they are going through. There is so much more to people that what you see on surface level and it’s amazing to go through life with that little bit of awareness.
What does an Untucked life mean to you?
To me, an untucked life stands for strong, confident, and determined women. We can do so much with the life we have been given and with the people who have been placed in our life. Taking a risk is one of the scariest things you can do, but it is also the most rewarding. Being an untucked woman means you have the confidence to go out there and chase your dreams!
From your experience, what can we learn from you today?
Always be true to yourself. I have been in situations why I try to mold to the norm whether it be at my day job, or what you’re supposed to be doing when launching a business, and every time I regretted that decision. Staying true to your self will result in much more fulfillment and success with anything you do.
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