Friday, November 21, 2014

Can Women Have it All?


I've been busy around here, trying to finish up projects, run after my two and half year old and grow a new baby in my belly!  The baby in my belly and the very busy two year old have kept me so pre-occupied I feel like I barely have time to breath.

I was excited to attend a local meeting put on by the women of H-ROC.  It's a local non-partisan political action group that formed in the last two years to get more women to become leaders in politics.  How cool is that?  The topic of the meeting I attended was "Can Women Have it All?".

We first discussed what that even means, to "have it all".  For instance, I noticed that I live under the idea that I must have the kids, husband, house, job and stuff AND, by the way, everyone should be happy!  Yikes!  What a momentous idea that sets me up for failure.  I thoroughly enjoyed hearing from women who are working and enjoying their children and families. (Keep it simple)  But the most important thing I heard was that we have to stick together.  Too often women compete against each other when it should be the exact opposite, we should be working together to help each other become successful.  I can think of a few women in my life that I want to support, maybe help watch their kids, encourage their dreams, be positive and never critical or sarcastic.  One thing I know to be true is when I can be of service to others, it is me that gets the reward.

How about you, what do you do to support the women in your life?

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Just Start

Just start, just start, just start, these words have been echoing in my head these past few weeks. Things pop up repeatedly when the universe is trying to tell me something.  I was reading a blog and came across this graphic art print that says "Just Start".  Earlier this week I was at a meeting where the the topic was procrastination and this wise gentlemen said "Ready, Fire, Aim!".  In other words, everything doesn't have to be perfect for me to start.  And starting my journey has nothing to do with where I will end up.   It's only important to start.  

I've taken such a long break from my business and my blog that I feel a bit lost.  I've gotten caught up in the daily to do's of being a mommy to a very busy two year old that I haven't allowed myself the time or space to do the things I love.   When this whole time all I needed to do was just show up.  That's what hundreds of thousands of moms do every day.  They get out of bed and they take care of their kids and they go to work.  And maybe my work doesn't look like everyone else's but what's important is that I show up and do the next right thing.  Whatever it is I can do today, then I do that thing.  Whatever I can't do, I ask for help.  This is so simple it kills me!

So here I am, beginning again.  I have so much to share with you, a bathroom remodel, updating a staircase and another pink office!  It's not like I have been sitting around eating bon bons every day.  Do they still make those things?  Does anyone eat them?

Until next time....