Ready, Set, Go!

The truth is that I’m not ready.  I’m not ready to start blogging.  I don’t have pictures ready to go.  I haven’t made a list of posts for the next six months.  I don’t have a plan with a preset number of steps.  But waiting never accomplished anything.  So, I’m inviting you to go on this journey with me.  Life is full of changes and challenges.  The one thing that keeps me sane is art and design.  Full disclosure:  I have no formal training.  All of my training is in music and ministry.    As an artist, I am mostly self-taught.  The journey into selling my art has been an amazing adventure.  It has turned my eyes more toward my home and my family because it allows me to work at my own pace on my own schedule.  And I am passionate about it.  I feel like I’m living the dream, or getting close to it, at least.

Being a part time work-from-home mom hit me like a ton of bricks!  Before I left my full time job, I imagined that I would have so much time to accomplish so many things.  The truth is so much different.  New duties have moved in to take over all of that “free time.”  Carpool is not nearly as much fun as I imagined it would be.  The cycle of cooking, eating, and cleaning is even more endless than I ever imagined.  Cleaning the house with the toddler home is like brushing your teeth while eating oreos.  It’s hard, y’all!  When I find something that makes things a little easier, I want to share it.  As moms, we need to band together.  We need to encourage one another, share life hacks, and instill confidence in one another.  You are a good mom.  You’re a good wife.  You’re strong enough to do this.  Here’s what worked for me.

So, ready or not, I’m launching the blog.  I hope that it will be a platform through which we can share our journeys through the craziness of everyday life.  I have big ideas for ways to share the ideas and strengths of the women that bless me with their insight and know-how.  Also, I’ll share with you my efforts to grow my art business in the hopes that it might give some other mom out there the courage to make changes in her own life, even if she’s not exactly sure how it all works, ready or not.

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