Washing my face this morning, I got a glimpse of my dark circles and actually saw my forehead wrinkles deepen before my very eyes... the cause: stress.
I wear it all over my face - and let me tell you something: that shiz aint pretty.
Why so stressed? you ask...
Well, let me first say that I am LOVING life. My family brings me so much joy and my professional life is exploding. I am blessed beyond measure, but still struggle with time management and finding enough hours in the day. There are so many exciting things in the works, I don't even know where to begin. I assure you, this "stress" is self-inflicted and probably the most positive stress a person can have. It boils down to me trying to cram a full time job (ok two...possibly three) into the two hours a day I have a sitter. I always find myself burning the midnight oil after the kiddies are in bed. So yeah. It's crazy. Good crazy. But crazy nonetheless.
Want to know what I'm working on?
In addition to my blog, which can be a full time job in and of itself between this little gem and its local offspring Flower City Fashion and Beauty (neither of which I update as much as I would like...) there are two things taking up my time:
1. My personal shopping business. I love it. I love my clients. I'm getting paid to shop for crying out loud. It's a dream come true.
|A few weeks ago at my Personal Shopping Girls Night Out Event at Victor Kmart.|
We had a dress the mannequin challenge.
Three contestants had 10 minutes to create a look - the crowd favorite was awarded a $25 gift card. So. Much. Fun.
2. Rochester Blogger Network- have you heard of it? I'm the co-founder. We just launched in June and am so excited about this project. I am passionate about facilitating relationship among writers, businesses, and our local community. I love seeing people make connections, build relationships, and get involved. When local writers and bloggers come together - all those voices can unite to do really powerful things. I can't begin to tell you how happy it makes me to see this dream become a reality! This is only the beginning!
So, sure, I'm stressed. I'm busy, but who isn't? I think in order to grow, priorities need to ebb and flow. Yes, I have a lot on my plate. Maybe I can't blog every day. Maybe I can't do EVERYTHING, but I can do a lot. I can find chunks of time here and there and seize opportunities as they come. And even despite the craziness (and dark circles) I have such a peace about it all. It makes my heart so full to know that everything I am pouring my heart into is something that adds value to my life and goodness to my soul. So yeah life is crazy, but I wouldn't change it for the world!
If you are local, come on over to Salena's tomorrow for 20 Minutes and Margarita, sponsored by Rochester Blogger Network. RSVP here.
Hope you're having a great week!
I booked myself a massage for 6:30 tonight. What? I deserve a little break :)