Ever since I started the blog design, my life has been a bit on the “busy” side. When I’m not changing diapers, breaking up wrestling matches, cooking a meal or cleaning – I am glued to my computer. Designing, editing, coding, googling tutorials, writing posts, replying to emails and Facebook stalking. When I “work” I put my WHOLE self into it. I am a hard worker and I expect the absolute best of myself. I want people to know that the work I do for them is a priority….
And that’s just it. I have 2 jobs.
My #1 job is being a Mom/Wife.
My #2 job is being a blogger/designer.
And lately, I have switched those roles. I’ve put blogging/designing first –
and that is NOT okay.
So I made a change.
Yesterday I woke up, replied to my emails during morning cartoons, wrote my post for the day and left my computer. I worked on colors and patterns with Cohen, I tried to get Lucas to say a new word and he said “ball”, we went outside for almost 2 hrs – for a walk/jog, I took a much needed nap with Cohen, cleaned my house, did laundry AND had dinner ready.
My kids were SO good yesterday! I guess I didn’t realize how much my ‘work’ effects their behavior. I was present, we enjoyed one another & I didn’t feel bad at all for not being on my computer most of the day. This is going to be difficult for me to do, but I know it’s necessary. I chose to stay home with my boys so I could BE with them, not just have them around and me not be present.
I have a huge role that is the most important job I will ever have and I need to put forth the effort I put into my bloggin/designing job into that first. Thankfully I know that my clients understand this, most of them are Mom’s themselves. So, here is to the change. The change in my priorities. The change in knowing that a site can take up to 4 weeks to finish and it’s OKAY.
What challenges do you face as a Mom/Wife?
Do you prioritize something else over that role in your life?
I’m taking clients for April. Please contact me ASAP as I am only taking 2 spots for the month since I’ll be in the states visiting family.