“Having children just puts the whole world into perspective. Everything else just disappears.” —Kate Winslet
Today is a good day. Why is it a good day? Well, it’s a good day because I have more clarity about what I want for myself in these early stages of motherhood for 2020. I love being present and taking care of my daughters. Right before Christmas, my family and I had to get ready for a trip. Our whole family took a flight from Florida to Texas to spend Christmas with our families. This last year’s Christmas was the best Christmas, ever! I will say traveling with our toddler and infant was exactly what I had imagined it would be, ha-ha! It was a fun challenge. And, yes, I would do it again! Not completely fun, but I would do it again.
Getting back to the clarity part, I sometimes feel the pressure about NOT being ENOUGH for my family. I feel the pressure in many different areas. I feel I need to focus on one thing then, I take the focus off of that and focus on something else. It’s a tricky thing for me. I like to keep busy, but be 100% present for both my babies. This year, I decided I won’t be putting so much pressure on myself. This clarity brings so many good and positive things. Just the weekend after Christmas I canceled some work since I was booked to shoot in St. Pete for HSN for three days as a makeup model, woo-hoo! I didn’t expect to land that gig when I actually did the audition. I loved the experience.
I had mentioned to some parents that I was going to be taking some time off social media to focus on what I feel is most important to me now. (I always thought people were so dumb for saying, “I’m taking a break from social media” as if that’s something you can’t control, you know?!) Now, I know what it’s like…when you have to engage with so many individuals for continuity, prospecting, and simply engaging with other mothers or parents. Aaaaahh, the pressure! So it’s been maybe about two and a half weeks that I haven’t really focused on work. I have students that are okay with me taking some time off. It’s all very important when you know what you need and what needs to be done. Plus, I was sick. We were all sick with a cold so that took us all for a loop! At the moment, both my girls are napping, which is just amazing and I have nothing to do (come on, you know there’s a gazillion things to do i.e print Christmas pictures, frame them, take down Christmas decorations, cook dinner, etc. blah, blah, blah, blah). That’s LIFE!
I have so many topics to discuss in the upcoming months and I didn’t really blog in time for December since we were going to be traveling, seeing family and writing just wasn’t a priority. I didn’t plan to jump on here or have any kind of structure for today’s writing. Sorry, not sorry! I did have some mothers inbox me and asked for some advice and we messaged back and forth about our traveling tricks and had a good time connecting. No pressure on meeting certain quotas, number of words, appointments, etc. It has been a grand time. I will be back at work once the things from the new year begin to slow down. I want to hear from you, what things you cope with or your daily struggles in motherhood or parenthood. I write in my blog for mothers that can relate to my experience or wish to learn about certain things in our niche. I am happy to connect with new people. For now, just know that I’m always cheering for you and we’re all in this together. I’m here for you! I have so many topics, but I would love what topics you want to learn or read about. Thanks for reading. Love, -Gloria
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