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Saturday

Ready to Grow in 2015

I was at work yesterday talking with a coworker about resolutions, goals etc for the new year.  She expressed that she feels like she is struggling with an emotion of lack of motivation,  unsure where to start, and can't figure out where she wants to be.

"You are Not alone!", I said.  I think at some point in life every one has that feeling.  Including myself.   I've struggled with the "what is my purpose in life?" question and the answer I keep coming back to is helping others, motivate them, and be a guide to greatness.

With that said I continued our conversation with asking her several questions:

1. What makes you happy?
2. What was your favorite job in the past?
3. If you could do what you love everyday, without feeling like its a job,  what would you want to do?
4. What is holding you back?

Her relpies made me think on different levels because as I guided her and informed her of multiple opportunities and steps to achieve the goals at a realistic frame for her....I thought to myself,  "Blogging makes me happy,  it relieves the day to day stress".  Then I immediately wiped the dust of my blog and started this post.

My point is, I'm not perfect.  I struggle just like any other person but I use these struggles as lessons for everyone else.   No one gets a step by step handbook in life and says this is what will happen and this is how you handle it.  But if I can reach and help anyone who needs it then I feel it is my responsibility to do so.

My life has provided me with plenty of material and lessons. 

Thank you for stopping by and reading. 

Sunday

Motherhood is Not a Competition, it is a Blessing!



Lately I've been noticing a lot of "Mommy Wars" going on, stay-at-home moms vs working moms. Seriously women, do what is best for you and your children and not worry what everyone else is doing.

I'm a Working-Mom, have been since I can remember. I never had the opportunity to stay home and be one of the moms who got to take their toddler to a playground on a Monday at noon...I'm clocked in working at that time. So when I get home I start my other job just like all moms....cooking, laundry, clean house, bookkeeping, nursing, and everything else that comes with the job to be the best mommy I can be. It doesn't matter whether I work or not I give my children 100% of me. All while I keep my resume up to date.

Those of you who are able to stay-at-home with your children and be the "Room Mom" for your child's class, that's awesome. I'm happy for you and your children. Enjoy the time because it goes quickly.

I do however believe that a woman needs to always be prepared in life for the unexpected. Even if she chooses to be a stay-at-home or a work-at-home mom she should make time to keep her skills up to par. Always make sure to not loose herself while raising a family. Time changes quickly whether you are a photographer, blogger/writer, computer programer, etc. keep up with those changes.

Now, ladies let's stop all this back and forth who is a Better Mom and work together, support eachother. Motherhood is not a competition, it's a blessing! Treat it as such.

Friday

Busy Bee at Work

Over the years of living in Ohio I have fell in love with hiking the many trails they have here.   Each time I go, sometimes twice a week,  I admire all the natural beauty around me. It's so relaxing and helps with coping with day to day stress.
My favorites are the Summit Metroparks it's so peaceful and beautiful.   I take pictures that inspire me each time I do hike.  I thought it'd be nice to share the natural beauty of this world, especially after seeing so much negativity that seems to surround us. 
I hope you enjoy my Busy Bee at Work picture!