It's All Happening

December 4, 2019

 

This picture speaks to me. That whole 'a picture says a thousand words' thing. It’s a great representation of family life and #momlife. Notice how my hubs and I are in the background with our kids in the forefront, basically how most of my days look honestly. 

 

I’m not complaining, though sometimes I definitely do I’m not gonna lie. 🤪

Having all my kids in school now has opened my life up in brand new ways. The last time I was kid free for this many hours in one day, I was in my 20s. I’d like to say how proud I am of myself for how my days look recently. That is from 8:30am - 2:30pm about 5 days a week.

It is so important that we find/make/take time to tune in to ourselves so we don’t get lost in all the nurturing/guiding/providing for all the needs and wants of our children. We need to have some sort of self-care ritual so we don’t lose our multi-faceted selves behind being a mom or a dad. Fill our tanks so we are not running on fumes.

 

Self-care looks different for everyone, essentially it’s whatever you need, what makes YOU happy.

 

A big one for me is I need some undistracted quiet time often. I need time in nature. I need hot baths at the end of every day, which often times doubles as my quiet time. I also need to be creative or I start to get funky feeling. Movement is important too and this I find it to be a little more tricky for me because I’m usually so preoccupied with being creative, making something (so many different somethings actually) that to find/make/take the time is challenging. 

I notice often that it’s a real struggle to do all the things. If I’ve been very productive in one area then there is some other area that is being neglected. For example if I’ve been crushing it in the studio then the laundry is ridiculous and my home is too. It’s nearly impossible to do ALL the things at least for me it is. Finding the b a l a n c e is key. (I will let ya know when I find that key )

 

I’m learning to be gentle with myself.

Joining Breakway Movement has been such a game changer for me and in divine timing. For starters, I am so grateful that I trusted in the journey and the work. Even though I felt swamped with to much to do already, making the time for this is proving to be so valuable. Just the daily routine of guided journaling alone and there is so much more than that offered for me. Answering specific questions that have been brought forth by the 61 day sprint has brought so much clarity to what I want out of my one precious life. Of course these are things I thought I knew but when faced with questions like those it was actually hard for me to clearly answer. It got me thinking, ya know. 

 

It’s the simple things even if they don’t feel so simple at first. 

 

And it’s not just on a personal level it’s on a business level as well so it truly makes it all the more powerful. Finding clarity and determining the action steps I need to take to grow (personally + professionally) in the direction of my dreams has been and will continue to be a BIG DEAL.

 

Breaking away from limiting beliefs and lifting up my mindset have become part of my daily ritual.

 

Consistent + true movement indeed.

 

Having the mentorship and team support is not only encouraging and uplifting it is like some sort of magic. They say you are the sum of the 5 people closest to you (or something like that ). Surround yourself with people who or doing the things you want to be doing and share in their successes like they are your own. Do not take advice or listen to those that don’t have the things in life that you want. Believe in yourself and in your dreams. It’s said that if you can dream it you can do it or it wouldn’t have been a thought in your head/heart to begin with. Hence we all have different dreams. I believe it’s why we are here.

 

I love seeing how happy I am in this candid capture of us. Our very own love puddle. I love feeling like I am on my way to even greater things. I am grateful and I appreciate where I am and I know my dreams are continuing to come true. While amongst all the beautiful chaos that is motherhood I am finding my self.

 

“It’s all happening.” - Penny Lane

 

All my love,

Mama J

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