The hats I wear. Mom, wife, leader, stylist, daughter, friend, etc etc etc. We all wear many hats, right? And sometimes the demands on you and the amount of balls you’re juggling at one time can be mind boggling. So, today was the day to be ultra intentional or it could all go very wrong.
I’ve had to be very careful about my choices today balancing mom life, business, and self care. Like getting that workout out of the way early even if it meant being crunched for time afterward because I would never get to it otherwise. And I promised myself I would exercise at least 4-5 times a week. .
Then packing up all the things I need to sit at a coffee shop to work after picking up my daughter from school and driving her to San Leandro for a 12:15 call time and 3pm pickup. And making sure I bake in time to grab her a lunch because I know, without even asking her, that she will have forgotten to buy or pack a lunch. And can we go back again to that thing about driving her to San Leandro and back? I needed to reframe that as “I GET to drive her to San Leandro” rather than “I HAVE to drive her...”. You know, after driving 1130 miles in 5 days you don’t really want a long drive again even if you don’t have other demands on your time.
If I went with my original thoughts and feelings about it I might then pick her up as a grumpalump, taking things out on her, making the entire experience dreadful, not to mention a waste of potential. The potential for quality time. The potential for fun, for discovery, for understanding, and for connection. Above all else, what I am most proud of is the two gorgeous- on-the-inside human beings I’ve raised. So today, rather than get mad at the inconvenience of that long drive and long wait, I am CHOOSING to celebrate being a mom. These moments won’t be here forever. It is not lost on me that in 16 months I won’t have the privilege and pleasure of saying “I get to drive her to xyz place.” .
I know you get it. Some days are harder than others. Some are much more joyful. But how you frame it really helps! What are some things you do to appreciate the “inconveniences”? #bayareamom #reframeyourthoughts #ichoosehappy - 1 hour ago