A poolside vlog for Day 3!
How do you carve out time for you?
A poolside vlog for Day 3!
How do you carve out time for you?
This is one of my favorite views! Evening walks in Texas are hot & humid, but with these 3 and my hubby, it’s always an adventure.
We became dog owners just 2 short months ago, to Honey, a now 11 mo old Beagle! Tonight was a 3 mile tour to the park & back.
2 years ago, I got this awesome InStep Bicycle Trailer that doubles as a Jogging Stroller for my Birthday from my 3 guys. I highly recommend it! John bought 2 adapter things for our bikes, so we can trade off pulling.
How do you spend time with your family being active?
Ironically today is my day of rest & Day 1 of the challenge I gave myself.
I’ve learned that you can work 7 days a week for yourself. OR work 6 days a week for the Lord, take a day of rest for worshipping, relaxation, rejuvenation and God will help you get WAY more done in 6 days than you could ever get done in 7 days on your own!
And on the 7th day He rested.
By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. (Genesis 2:2 NIV)
It’s amazing that entrepreneurs leave 8-5 or 9-5 jobs working for someone else, to work from eyes open to eyes closed!!
I appreciate my husband insisting that we take Sunday’s to rest and do NO work or if we’re traveling for work or there is an extreme circumstance, that we take a different day. I can be a borderline workaholic when I get into a groove. The last couple years as a Mompreneur, I really have to get creative working in the nooks & crannies of my life. When my husband John started his auction business two years ago, I was so proud of him for closing the auction yard and office on Sunday and our staff don’t work that day either.
When you start a business or are a business owner, you get to develop your core values. This is a big one for our family that has become a focus. A God centered business, family, marriage, and life.
If you work in an industry that your job / shift requires you to work on Sundays, my prayer is that you rest on your day off – whatever day of the week that may be! Taking a day of rest, is a choice.
I’ve felt nudged to do another 30 Day blogging or vlogging challenge – just for myself. A way to express myself, get my creative juices flowing, and share the experiences I’ve been blessed with. Quite honestly, getting into a more disciplined, consistent mindset. As we all know, busy people do get more done!
Here I sit poolside, writing this post!
While searching Google for a fresh 30 day list of ideas / themes to blog from, I came across the blog – 12 Months of Lent. She quotes another blogger:
I’ve missed blogging but the past 4 years since my son was born, my priorities changed a lot! I carved out time for different things.
I’m going to tackle blogging (or scheduling them to post) each day for 30 days in the month of August. It will be a bit of a jog down memory lane for me, as August 2010 I challenged myself to vlog (video blog) every day for 30 days. I was just a few weeks pregnant with our 1st son Braxton and was sick as a dog (where did that saying come from I wonder…?? Our family has a new puppy – different story all together – so I’ll have to look into that saying..!) We weren’t telling anyone we were pregnant at the time, so my personal challenge to video blog – look & feel good enough to record it daily was definitely a challenge!! I’m proud to say I did it & overcame my fear of recording videos!!
Hope you join me for the journey!
Balance!? What’s that?
Do we ever comment about ladies in your life, “oh, she’s so balanced?” I don’t! I’m not even sure I know what balance is!
You might comment about how “she has it all together”. Or “how does she get it all done?” …
The answer is…I don’t!
I’m a Mompreneur. My life in this current season is really wild and abundant. I love it! It means that I’m helping other women create choices for their family, make a couple extra hundred or thousand dollars a month, or even stop working a J.O.B. to be more present with their kids. All while helping my husband build his business also. And raise my 2 adorable, active boys, that are 3 & 2 (21 mo apart)!
My laundry isn’t always folded…
I don’t match my kids socks anymore…
And my kids have a blast when I need to take a quick call…
I am completely ok with all these things!
My husband is a bit OCD. He’s put up with my crazy creative spirit for over 8 years! I sooo appreciate him overlooking my pathetic domestic skills. I know there are (many) days that it drives him crazy. I have catch up days and power through the required domestic chores – but when you’re on a creative role, doing income producing activites in the nooks & crannies of your life, I roll with the chaos.
If you can relate to my wild life right now – high five! If you’re growing a business like me, and even helping your husband build one also, like me, I’m here to tell you…
It’s OK if your house isn’t perfectly clean.
It’s OK if the laundry isn’t always perfectly folded.
Or if your kids have matching socks.
In 5 years, are you going to remember that your house was spotless?
Or remember the fun you had on vacation that YOUR business paid for?
Or create memories on the horse you bought your son?
I’m making small, short term sacrifices – so I can design a life by choice and have the time and finances to bless others and do more for the kingdom of God.
Believe me, I’m not judging if your focus is on your house and domestic chores. I just felt that someone needed to read this and know you aren’t alone today!
You’re an amazing woman. My daily prayer is for the strength and stamina to conquer each day, just as God ordered my steps. I don’t want to miss any of his assignments to add joy to someone else’s life, because I’m too busy getting my house clean to have friends over… or to pick up the phone and call someone.
If you’re a type A personality and want to fold my laundry, you’re welcome to come for a folding party! I’m sure we’d have fun laughing while we did it!!
Hope this finds you doing amazing! I haven’t posted in months and I wanted to touch base. Hope this video resonates with you! Life as a Mompreneur is wild and adventurous. I’m committed to making new, healthier, more balanced habits in November!
Are you a Mompreneur or Entrepreneur? How do you find balance? What tips do you have to tackle the never ending action step lists? Prioritizing between income producing activities and domestic diva chores?
I look forward to hearing form you and connecting.
Our house phone just rang at 6:15AM. It was a 91 year old, “old maid” from our city, wanting an address to mail a card to my husband’s Nanny that had hip surgery. Whenever she calls, we just giggle with amusement and amazement, as she still lives on her own with her cat. Clearly she had to call at 6:15AM because she was awake and time on Earth is precious for all of us.
My new favorite Doris line – “Oh crud, my pen is a dud” after a couple mins, she returns with a new pen to finish writing the address. (BTW – Doris still has a column in the local newspaper)
It’s not uncommon for her to call us. Often it’s to say “I need my lawn mowed” & click – hangs up the phone. I pray that I will be this independent, witty, and simply alive at 91!
What can you do today, with a sense of urgency? Who can you call or write a note to?
Have an awesome day!
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The world has a habit of making room for people whose words and actions show they know where they are going. — Napoleon Hill
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