Since I was a little girl, I wanted to be a writer. I remember when summer’s dreadful chore of cleaning my room eventually turned into an autograph session, where every book I owned was branded with the scrawling swirls of my 8-year-old signature.
So this blog is the natural (or unnatural – you decide) progression of that little author, giving my musings a landing place. There’s no set theme, but I find that’s usually the case in life as well. I’m hoping the categories will provide some needed structure.
I’ve attempted to focus in one direction, but the more I think about myself, the more I see that I’ve always been involved in many different projects at the same time. (This is not a PSA in support of multi-tasking.) Whether groups and projects in addition to my career or extra responsibilities within my position, things have always had a way of evolving into all-in scenarios. And usually, that’s been by my design. After all, I’m the one who can say no and walk away.
I thought I had found my stride within the automotive world. While settling into the automotive communication industry, a curveball came in at full speed. We soldiered forward and did our best to continue functioning as usual. Little by little, as we regained our footing, I refilled my planner.
Now we’re just as busy as before, with terrible skills when it comes to routines and meal planning. But we get it right where it counts – family time, making memories, laughing together and making the most of each moment.
A typical week at our house could go from work/daycare to home or a music/dance lesson, or a second/part-time job, or one of six possible organization meetings, or home to clean/cook/regular household responsibilities, plus practice piano, family time, story time, bedtime. Lather, rinse, repeat. The weekends are a complete wildcard! I have given up the idea that “things will slow down as soon as…” because that is just not going to happen. Still, we have fun, we work together and we always face the next day ready for a new adventure. Life really is what you make it.