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As mums we all want our kids to follow their dreams, we want them to create a life they love.. but seriously, are we leading by example?
Are we honestly honouring our own dreams by doing what we need to do to achieve them?
Are we setting goals, making plans and following them?
If not then how can we expect our children to? 🤷♀️ We owe it to them to work through any fear of judgement or fear of failure and take action on our goals, when they see mum focused and unwavering in her pursuit of her dreams then they will adopt those same habits. 💜
What I’ve learned from waking up at 5am every day:
Since the summer, I’ve been going to bed earlier and having my “alone time” in the morning vs. in the evening (when my brain is mush). Through trial and (lots of) error, I’ve learned 5 things from it.
1 - I need something to look forward to. For me, this is coffee (prepped the night before) and a clean house. If everything is a wreck from the day before, I’m WAY more likely to snooze 😴
2 - I must have a plan for what to tackle. After about a week of sipping coffee and scrolling through my phone FOR TWO HOURS before my kids got up, I realized I have to be intentional with that morning time. So for me, I make a list the day before of what needs to get done.
3 - I need some buffer time before I tackle that list. On a deadline, I can walk from my room straight to the computer and work, but on a daily basis? I’ve got to give myself 30 mins to wake up and have prepped coffee and mindless “scroll.”
4 - Going to bed early is a MUST. I can do the wake up crazy early to knock out a deadline, but that’s not sustainable for every day. I couldn’t make the 5am a habit until I committed to an early bedtime.
5 - I never realized that snoozing was breaking a promise I made to myself, every. single. day. This was huge for me. I am a habitual snoozer but until it was put this way, I wasn’t figuring out a way to stop it. I leave my phone plugged into an outlet in the bathroom and get up on the first ring.
Anyone have good tips or tricks for getting up early and using that quiet time in the morning? I am loving it!
✨Celebr8ion of Babes is a few weeks away ✨ Shop local this holiday season and support small business babes. Join @thx bossbabes for some amazing @8thwonderbrew , food , photo booths , vendors and so much more. Tix are free in their bio. 🙌🏾 MARK YOUR CALENDARS 📆 ❤️🙋🏽♀️🙋🏼♀️
A lovely evening with good friends made even more special by sitting right by the pass at Frederic’s - amazing to watch such skilled chefs do their magic. In awe of such skill.
So thankful these two get to see each other so much, even though we live miles away. 🚗
Countless times I’ve wished we lived closer so my sis & I could do this parent thing together. 😭
The solution? Get yourself a job you LOVE, that also means you can cross the country and hang out with the people you LOVE, whenever you want. ❤️
These two are the cutest, and they keep us laughing and rolling our eyes all day long! ✨
There are some similar personality traits that people who work in fashion or who are entrepreneurs have. For example, one of them is having a Type A personality 🙋🏼♀️. Being Type A comes with pros and cons, which my friends, family, co-workers, exes, etc can all attest to. Example -
Pro - being meticulous & reliable - making sure the finished product is as good as it could possibly be
Con - driving everyone crazy in the process to get to your desired finished product
Are you Type A or B?! What do you think are the pros and cons??
Gosh I’m good. Who knew a pic I took this morning would depict exactly how I feel this afternoon. Smiling while talking to the lady who is holding Carol (my car) hostage and winding up to punch her at the same time 😂
Stilllll waiting on my car. Haha it’s been over a month since the accident. But. There is a reason I don’t have Carol back yet, and whatever that reason is I’m just gonna keep on smiling & waiting & practicing my wind up technique
Come home soon carol 😭
Yesterday, while in a rush to get out the door for a meeting, I saw my dog running around the neighbor’s yard with a dog I hadn’t seen before. Luckily he was a good boy and came back with the lost pup.
I called the number listed on the collar and a woman picked up, thankful that I’d found her pup but also completely exasperated. “I have 3 under 3 at the house and he took off after a squirrel and I haven’t been able to go look for him!” (Cue teething itty baby screaming in the background.)
So I grabbed my extra leash and walked her pup (and mine) to her home down the road so she wouldn’t have to pack up the kids to go half a mile. (Side note—how do you walk two dogs?! It wasn’t very fun! 🤣)
Sometimes we need an abrupt reminder to interrupt the hustle and take a walk. It’ll help you and maybe even someone else.
Oh hey! Take a momentright now to look at what went well today, the things you're grateful for, the things you did that you wanna acknowledge yourself for. I bet you can find at least 3 things - even on your most #ugh bad hair days! 😝
This beauty is off to Manchester to its new home at a children’s centre. This is the first school holiday that I’ve been working at the work shop; not going to lie it’s been tough to organise working long hours and making sure Luca is looked after. We are very lucky that our family have all had him for a day; he’s having a great time but mother’s guilt combined with me actually missing hanging out with him have made his week difficult - writing this I’ve realised it’s only Tuesday! 😳🤦🏽♀️
Here’s to everyone else juggling work, life, kids etc and doing the best we can 🙌🏼🙌🏼
When I got back from my trip to visit my parents a couple weeks ago, I hit the ground running 🏃🏻♀️ ⠀⠀
I had a big semester exam to study for, 5 loads of laundry, grocery shopping and meal planning to do, kids’ sports events, follow ups with clients, meetings, and a flash sale to promote 🤪
It was a lot!
In fact, it was too much. I had forgotten very quickly how I had promised myself to slow down a bit... it’s always easy to promise when on vacation, not easy to uphold when not on vacation 😂
Am I right?! 🙋🏻♀️
And wouldn’t you know it, today I’m sick in bed with a virus. Totally hit a wall. Yes, even health coaches get sick, y’all 🤒
So I’m posting this photo today to remind myself (and YOU) to take time to recalibrate, to reset, to rest and rally only when feeling better. ⠀⠀
It’s true... Our bodies have a powerful way of reminding us when it’s time to uphold those promises of self-care, finding more joy and laughter in life 💙
Let’s be sure we are listening 😘
Pumpkin report day for the 3rd graders. Write a report about Abraham Lincoln... and make a pumpkin that looks like him. 😍❤️ #boymom#pumpkin#worklife#worklifebalance (Now I’m rushing back to work to anchor the 4 pm. Hope I don’t have glue or orange clay in my hair. 😂)
Loving my job doesn’t make me any less of a mom. I always make sure that I am 100% at work and 100% at home. It helps that I have developed routines and habits that let me be as efficient as possible while I’m in the office so that little work carries over into our home. Being 100% devoted to both my career and family when I am present keeps me feeling balanced and happy. 💕 #worklifebalance#realestatemama#agentsofcompass