Balancing Act-Don't Quit Your Daydream

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 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 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's worth making come true!  

Be Stylish, Be you,

Adrienne xx

Photo by Patti Cogswell