Because when Mommy sets up for a headshot shoot – I need to test my settings! bahaha
I realized today how long its been since I’ve posted – I also realized today how quickly time is passing. Time is the most precious thing on this planet – you can’t control it, it fixes a lot of problems and exacerbates others. Time is a fucking crazy concept. ::cue the philosophy rant::
Either way… in reality, this is why I really started this blog in the first place. To capture all of the moments in my life – and in the other Kairos girls’ lives – to look back and remember how we lived and the kinds of mommies we were [are], and vent out all those frustrations and accomplishments.
Today, I come to my blog with frustration.
Being a mommy is a full time job in itself – something I don’t need to explain to any of you. But what I am struggling with is figuring out my place in the “real world”. After leaving my job as a Fundraiser with Florida International University, I embarked on a journey to explore my creativity & started a small media consulting business… I could set my own hours, figure out my schedule as I needed to with Alex and still keep doing what I love – to be creative.
and I’ve enjoyed every second of it.
But the last 9 months haven’t been a walk in the park because, see, when you have a little person THEY become your priority. Not the amazing networking event tomorow, not the potential client’s phone call you haven’t returned, not the e-mail blast to previous clients you’ve been writing – all that is small potatoes. Your priority is your munchkin. Everything that needs to get done for them, gets done first.
To be honest, I’ve not enjoyed every second of this.
See, and if you know me, you know that I look at every scenario in my life as an opportunity. A missed contract = something better coming down the road. A mistake made while working on a client’s project = a lesson learned to make my services better the next time.
There have been some super exciting accomplishments – I’m officially an FIU vendor and photographed my first event for the School of Accounting. I landed a pretty big contract with the Huntington’s Disease Society of America managing two of their fundraising walks in South Florida. I’ve completely redesigned my website. How I’ve found the time for this – who knows.
I just pray that I learn to keep the balance going and accept the things I cannot change. This business is like a second child of mine – it needs to be fed creative projects, nurtured with constant learning and changed when it gets messy and things don’t work – and I’m determined to be just as good a mommy to Amarticus as I am to Alex…
I’m so grateful for the last 9 months of hectic craziness. I’ve launched a semi-successful creative consulting business, we’ve had 4 different homes, celebrated countless milestones in each of them and grown closer as a family. I may not have been the greatest juggler – I’ve definitely been a giant unsuccessful balancing act…
But 9 months spent watching my daughter grow up and become an adorable ball of hilariousness = something a lot of people don’t get the chance to do. THAT IS MY KAIROS.
We’re moving. Again.
I went to 14 schools growing up. 4 of them in just 4th grade. The first thing Javy and I agreed on was that we were gonna do our very best to provide stability for our children, so “they” would have a home, a hometown and a place to say they were from.
Almost a year down as parents, and that hasn’t really been the case. Life happens, things happen and we’ve moved twice since she was born. aaaaaaaand we move this weekend, making that three times since she was born. BUT. This time it will be for a while.
Last time my little boo had her own room, we got bored one night, literally at 8pm… I was 8 months pregnant, totally sleep deprived, and we were bored. With a quick trip to Micheals, this is what we created:
So my little Chechalicious is going to have her very own room again. This time, I’m thinking it’s going to take a little more planning. With her First Birthday in July (which is a WHOLE OTHER CAN OF CREATIVE WORMS), she’s starting to really develop an understanding of her surroundings and becoming an interactive little squirt. SO, I feel like this needs to be MORE than just a tree. Not to mention, that the room Chech is gonna have is supposed to be a “Den”, there are no windows and the room is oddly shaped, it needs some sprucing up!!! There are so many awesome options & naturally, I’m incredibly indecisive about what we’re going to do!
Disclaimer: Javy, if you’re reading this… I love you, please don’t have a heart attack. I need you to paint the leaves. 😉
I’ve gotta figure out how to make this Enchanted Forest bedroom work… Here’s an image I found just searching for an “enchanted forest” idea…
Every little girl deserves to be a princess! So why not create a princess bedroom? Here’s the catch: HOW DO I CREATE A PRINCESS ROOM WITHOUT IT BEING COMPLETELY PINK AND CHEESY!? Answer? Enchanted Forest!
An enchanted forest is magical, relaxing and most of all, full of all kinds of cute woodland creatures – and I have some kind of unholy obsession with Owls, for no reason whatsoever. Pretty Owls are found in enchanted forests, no? How amazing is this enchanted room?
Now this is a pretty intricate & detailed and intense enchanted forest. So there are some other options for making it more simple…
This is a wall decal set, only $40. Owls (check). Woodland Creatures (check). Tree (check). Colors other than Pink (check). Even better, they’re vinyl decals meaning no crazy painting when its time for us to leave.
I’m sure Javy is saying YES PICK THIS ONE. lol
We’ll see what happens… I’ll be moving this weekend so I’ll keep you all updated!