It's so easy to say "I'm going to do...blah blah blah" but actually doing it and trying to balance everything, is a real challenge. I work full time, have a toddler and a business making clothing and jewellery. There are days when I just want to throw in the towel. There are late nights of eureka moments and nights of frustration...working during the day is not really an easy option for me as I work full time and when I’m off, I spend the day with my child. However, it's something I've wanted to do since I was a very young girl. The photo I used for this post is one of sheer innocence taken by my sister at the NBCCD Annual Fashion Show three years ago. I had partnered up with fellow creative person, Dee Wilkie, on a line of clothing using her silks in hopes that we would eventually have a brand together...in this photo I am actually 3 months pregnant. I am happy as ever...even with the nausea. I am doing my fashion thing and have no idea how busy things will get once the little one arrives. At first, it was a real challenge. People don't tell you everything when you have a child....it would be too much! In my mind, I would pop out a child and just get back to work. I forgot about the feedings, the sleepless nights and just how much a new baby would need me. That being said, I learned quickly that I had to manage my time if I wanted to make it all work. And let me tell you!!!! It has been interesting. I work harder now than ever before . I have wanted this for so long. I cannot just give up after years of hard work. And now, I've got this sweet little human in my life that I want to be a good example for. I want to show my tiny human that with hard work and dedication, you can accomplish your goals and reach your full potential. That is why I always say "Don't Quit Your Day Dream". It's not easy, but I truly believe it is worth it. And when you get there, you will look back on this time and think, “wow that was tough but here I am ; successful, happy, proud of my hard work and dedication”. So, if there is anyone out there, on a similar path, trying to make their mark in the world, don't quit your day dream...it's worth making come true!
Be Stylish, Be you,
Photo by Patti Cogswell