As the school year quickly approaches, I think a lot of us start to wonder what we will do with our time when the kids are in school. For me, my last little guy is going into kindergarten. I now have consistent time every day for myself. All this thought about what I wanted to do once all my kids were in school has now come to the present. So now I am here in my new little blog and the last has lead me to you.
Being a mom is a hard job. We are so emotionally invested in the outcome of our children. I have loved this journey and it is far from over. A job that truly lasts a lifetime. But there was something for myself that had taken the back seat in this motherhood thing. Beyond wanting something light hearted to invest in, I craved a level of professionalism that had not been fulfilled yet. I have seen my friends achieve a balance with their busy family life on top of a career. Although they will tell you balance is a strong word and something always gives. Still, something intrigued me about the world of working. The conversations about their careers felt foreign to me. The reality was I did not have much to contribute. I would leave the conversations questioning if I was missing something in my own journey. Whatever it was that really sparked this flame caused me to do a little soul searching and to think about what more I had to offer. What I came up with is that I still want to be home with the kids, but with a bit more balance. Because when I strip away my insecurities about not working I really am at peace with my choice. This little blog I am creating is for myself. If a few friends happen to like it, if I can grow and learn about this new blogging world than that little peace of me that craved something for myself will be fulfilled.
When my oldest (now 13 year old) baby boy was born I went hook line and sinker into everything mommy! As the kids got older I dabbled in a few jobs that allowed me to stay home. Being a stylist for Stella & Dot and Stitch Fix helped me keep my hand in the fashion world. Now I am all yours for three and a half hours a day and I would love to hear your stories. I want to feel connected, laugh, and share style tips. Please don’t hesitate to leave comments and share your style, beauty, or travel tips as well. I can’t wait to share this journey with you.