The Journey, The Struggles
Although it seems I never have time to do anything I have always had this itch to do more, to create something of my own (besides my children). One of my dreams is to start my own business. It is an itch that I just have not been able to scratch yet.
My background is in graphic design but have been “out of the game” for several years now. I would love to get back into it, even if I was part-time. I need my creative outlet. Currently, I work in the realm of accounting. I know, it is quite the jump, but I enjoy it and love the firm I am with.
My focus lately has taken a shift from the kids, to myself. I am working on my goals (personal & financial), my self-awareness, my desires and my health. I have set out on a quest to better myself and hope my actions translate to my children. As a mom, we get so caught up in being a mom that we neglect so many other parts of who we are which has spurred this quest for me. It’s easy for this to happen, we invest in what is most important to us, our kids and family. Still it is important to remember ourselves.
To do this, I have been making efforts to read more. I know what you’re thinking, when do I have the time? Well, it turns out I don’t really have the time. I’ve been working on the same small book for 2 months now. However, I will perceiver! My current reading topics are on gratitude and joy and I recommend this topic to all. We could all benefit from a little change in perspective. It is so easy to get wrapped up in negativity.
I have also been making myself a list of weekly marks/tasks to help me stay on track with my overall goals. The list is short and very doable. I've learned that if you put too many items on your list or too large of a task you can derail your overall motivation. So my suggestion is to keep it simple. It may not seem like much but if you complete them each week it will bring you closer and closer to where you want to be. I am usually a all at once kind of girl but having children has taught me to be patient and keep moving forward one step at a time.
My last focus has been my overall health and well being. I have put myself on a strict diet and have been making positive strides. I am currently down 38 lbs., yes 38 lbs. and counting since the beginning of the year! Cutting out carbs and sugar have not only helped me lose weight but has given me energy. I feel overall more alert. It feels so great to take control of this aspect of my life and finally start losing the baby weight.
Being a mom, wife and equal provider, it can all take a toll on you as a person and it is easy to lose sight of yourself. I am just trying to figure it all out, create some sort of balance and invest in myself. I am sure I am not the only one that feels this way. Please feel free to join me in this journey. I hope to better my health, perspective and overall outlook.
Looking forward to this journey.
~ The Mom