Balancing my home & work life is no easy task. I have, like we all do,
many roles. I'm a mother, daughter, friend, employee, grandchild, mentor, and
a spiritual being. All which are extremely important, but the most important role to me is
being a mom.
It's difficult trying to balance everything. I know, at times, I've felt as though there
just wasn't enough time in the day to complete it all. So what I've been doing is writing
down all that I need to do in a day; as well as figuring out the amount of time I spend
on each task.
By completing this assignment, I've noticed that much of my time is spent at work--of
course--and the rest is scheduled around me working.
To take it further...I'd written down a little Time Managment contract for myself.
It states that:
I will need to organize my life
Write 'to do' lists
Use a calendar more often (sync w/phone)
Anything on my mind, write it down (assess it afterwards or at a later time)
Take time for me (at least an hour/day; more on the weekends)
Don't bring my work home on weekends
Schedule exercise time
Make sure to not skip any meals, especially breakfast...And
Get at least 7-8 hours of sleep each night
I've learned that it is difficult trying to maintain balance in my life. I just have to
remain realistic, focused, and proactive. The outcome beats out being stressed,
ill, depressed, or unmotivated.
Balance can be achieved. It's always good to ask for help & not take on everything
which is thrown at you. Make sure to set goals & say the word 'NO' often...and,
always expect and plan for the unexpected.
How do you all balance your time?
If you have the time, please take the poll which is located on the left hand sidebar. Thanks!
I know that I'm always changing the content of my blog. One week I'm letting you all know
that I will have a 'special' feature day & a week later it no longer exist.
Well, I'm sticking with this one...
Starting now and every Friday thereafter, I will post my favorite blogs that I follow which
give me so much inspiration. I love reading blogs which either challenge my creativity, or
those that post outfits I would actually wear.
So my first post is of Nicole, from Frankieheartsfashion. She has, what I call, a very sophisticated/casual
look. She's also a bit of a shoe fanatic. I heart all of her shoes!!
So, again, I'm trying to add a little color to my wardrobe. I found this top at dELiAs for $9.
It was a steal & went perfectly with this thrifted skirt. The kicker? The shoes I got from
Charlotte Russe for $6.99!
It's Friday, and, even though my week was short of fabulous, I made it through. One can only hope that my
weekend will make up for this long, chaotic week.
Let's not discuss the wrinkles. Remember yesterday's post? I was not feeling motivated to iron. **daughter was taking pics...so I've added some of my candid moments...lol**
It has been an extremely long week. I was [am] feeling unmotivated, and uninterested in
just about everything. (I guess including ironing)
On another note, my Levi seems to be having an awesome day! That plush, worn out thing
in front of him, on the floor, is his favorite toy in the whole wide world! It makes noise
(lots of noise) & he always wants you to play with it with him. Thanks mom...
Yep, that was one of the descriptions I received, for my outfit, at work.
The person who said it is a true southerner with a serious southern twang.
So just picture someone saying 'saucy' with a deep southern twang. lol
I'm actually at home...and it feels good. Usually I'm out somewhere,
having fun, and just enjoying the weekend. Well, it just so happens that
I went to the movies last night--so no movies tonight, and none of my 'going out'
friends are in town.
It's good to be home. I needed to clean up anyway.
Ok, so I've been out of high school many years now. It wasn't such an
awful place, however, it also wasn't one of my favorite past times.
That brings me to speak about the new high school of today; The Office.
You ever notice how much the office is very similar to high school?
or even college? You see & notice the cliques. You're surrounded by
the gossip. And, it's possible, you may even notice some bullying.
I've seen and heard it all.
Most of you probably believed bullying only happens in the schools. Ha!
Next time, pay close attention to your office environment. Bullying comes in
all forms; cliques, gossip, & telling on others. Think about it...have you ever
been intentionally excluded by a group in your office?
If you have--be happy about it. Apparently, that wasn't the group you should
have wanted to associate yourself with anyway.
And what about competition? I understand the act of being competitive in sports,
clubs, departments...but not individuals.
I'm the "outsider" in the office. I came in not knowing one soul. I did things
according to how I wanted to do them. I didn't hang, or want to associate
myself with any cliques, and I really didn't partake in gossip. I will admit that
there were times when I was right there, dead smack, in the middle of someone
gossiping about someone else. Honestly, I didn't have anything to say about that
someone, especially considering I know that I have no problems letting that
person know how I feel about them.
But it's funny. You wonder what's wrong with these people? Sad. Many
dislike you for no apparent reason; you may dress differently, speak differently,
act differently...and they don't like you.
Jealously is usually the 'why' someone feels the need to speak about you in a
negative way. Maybe that person is going through some personal issues at home.
Therefore, it's easier to be critical of someone else rather than addressing what's
really going on within.
Then there are the ones who gossip because they like the attention. Funny huh--how
people [adults] revert back to their teen years.
I've spent some time thinking about ... things; life in general.
So that I won't get too deep, I'll narrow my thoughts in relation to my blog[ging].
In the past, I've been asked, "why do you blog?" & "what's the purpose?"
In the past, I've given the same answers.
Until recently, I've had to ask myself why was I blogging. I love
sharing my world with friends & family --- even my new friends.
Do I share every part of my life? No. I don't believe I know anyone
who really would. Some things are better kept at home.
Did I really want my blog to turn into a 'style' blog? No. But things happen.
Believe it or not, I'm more of a writer than a stylist/fashionista/showcase
type. I've fallen off that path of my true passion [writing]. Again...it happens.
What you do is -- get back on that path. Will I stop showcasing my outfits of the
day? Nah; not really. I enjoy sharing my daily looks with you guys. In some
odd way, doing so is a form of liberation [showing you who I am each day].
You'll see, however, as the days progress; my blog content will change.
And, let me just say, I will like to thank you all. Thank you new followers;
the ones who've been with me from the beginning; and those who really aren't
following me, but will check up on me every blue moon. It feels good to know
that there is someone out there who even cares.
Now...let me get on with it...my OOTD [taken Saturday].
*great for running errands* *also note that I'll stop adding what I'm wearing. but just ask & i'll be happy to share.*
It's a leather belt with pouch from Love21 & I love it!
I couldn't pass it up...it was so cool!
Ok, I hope everyone has a great weekend! What I'm Wearing: *H&M Tank *AA Tank underneath *Old Navy Pant *Aldo Shoes *Bracelets are mine