Old Navy Dress (wearing a small), Gucci Disco Bag, Ray Ban Sunglasses, Adidas Sneakers, Fresh Lip Color in Petal
What makes you happy? Like genuinely happy. I was thinking about this the other day as I vision my life getting more and more hectic in the coming months. Lately I’ve been feeling a little discouraged. Mostly by my to-do list which seems to get longer and never accomplished. I’m really struggling to prioritize as I constantly feel torn between focusing on growing my business and giving attention to my family and myself. It’s a battle I know that I’ll never win but it’s something that stresses me out.
So instead, I think about what makes me happy and it helps me to prioritize what is most important in my life. In no particular order:
- Reading and finishing a good book. Any recommendations? I need to update my library!
- Creating content and connecting with all of you.
- Date nights with Dave.
- Cooking for my family.
- Watching Charlie explore and discover and learn for himself.
- Peace and quiet.
- When Charlie says “mama.”
- Getting dressed up and feeling good about myself.
Some of these items may seems selfish but I have to take what I can get these days. As I start to plan for the remainder of the year – editorial calendars, holidays, weekend trips, goals, new schedules – it’s important for me to focus on the items above. It’s what keeps me motivated, keeps me sane and helps me to see clearly. Sometimes life gets so busy. I get mad when I have two hours to myself and I spend 45 minutes of it browsing social media.
Putting Charlie in day care two days a week has been really good for my sanity and I know it will relieve a little bit of stress once we have a new born. However, there is still so much to be done when it comes to my brand and the future of this business. I know I’ve initiated this process a few times but with a move and finally having help with Charlie, it feels like the right time. That being said, I’d really like to hire someone part time (20-25 hours per week) to help in the areas where I am slacking. Here is what I’m looking for:
Must have: Knowledge of Photoshop, WordPress and social media. Photography experience and understanding of Mailchimp is a plus. Must be kind, fun, creative, proactive, organized, flexible, diligent and patient 🙂 Must be based in Chicago/surrounding areas.
I will only be responding to SERIOUS inquiries. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with “ASSISTANT” in the subject and include a link to your instagram/social media accounts, portfolio or resume. If you do not have the qualifications, I’m sorry but please don’t email me!
I love you all and appreciate your support so much. xoxo