Ah a new year! Jon is back at work, Hudson is back at school and Ash has been dropped off with his grandparents so, that this momma can get back to work as well. I have been blogging consistently since Septemeber of 2008 and I rarely allow myself to take a break with nothing scheduled before hand, but this year I decided to let it go. If I found the time to blog while everyone was home then great. If I didn’t then oh well, the world would survive! Even going into the week between Christmas and New Years with that mantra I had all intentions of blogging daily, but then I got hit with a massive cold and that was it. I was out of commission and pretty much did a lot of napping, reading and binge watched way too many shows. I watched the OA, The Crown, Glitch and just started The Fall a couple of days ago. Told you. Lots of TV.
It also gave me a bit of time to figure out what I want out of 2017. Typically I’m not one for New Years resolutions, but I do think that the start of a new year is a great time to reevaluate what is going on and get a plan into place to figure out how to get you where you want to be in the new year.
Being an entrepreneur is exhausting. I don’t think it’s something that I have naturally instilled in me and I need to hype myself every day to make it happen. That hustle happens every day for me. I need to be the one that is looking for new ways to reach out to my readers, gain more interior design clients, find more partnerships with brands, get my name out to small businesses that would love to work with on their digital strategy. It’s a lot on my plate and let me tell most days I feel like I have done a crap job at it. I’m a perfectionist and have a list of a million things I want to accomplish in my career. To top it off I’m a mother as well to two adorable boys that I want to love on and play with and honestly just not lose my patience with.
So, while I am all about the hustle, girl power, I can do it mentality I need to cut myself some slack this year. I need to take my to do list of a million things I want to accomplish and I need to narrow it down to something more doable. I need to separate work from personal and set office days where I go into the shared studio space I’m renting and just work like a normal day job and then on the days that I’m home I just need to focus on being a mom. No, trying to get an email done real quick while telling the boys I will make that play dough dinosaur in just one minute. They are both in this stage where they need me or let’s face it just want me for everything. They want all of the attention and when they get 100% of it they actual behave and we have a great time, but when I try to multi-task and have my lap top open and put on the TV for them for just a minute so that I can finish something then everything blows up in my face. I want to make time to be focused on what am doing at the time so that I give 100% whether it’s parenting or my career. Things go so much better when I’m able to do that and I’m able to get more done. I also want to make more time for myself and Jon and I. It’s time to plan little adventures and make time to go to the gym and be just Jon and Camila not mom and dad.
I’m off to check out my list and figure out what I’m going to take off my list so, I don’t feel horrible about it when I don’t accomplish it. That fabric line I’ve been wanting to launch for years. You are the first one to go! Perhaps when the boys are in school I can tackle you. The designs are in my notebook and they will be here next year.
What are you taking off your list in 2017? I’m all about the hustle, but let’s tackle it in a different way and be a bit kinder to ourselves in the process.