Three years ago, if you asked me if I would classify myself as a lazy individual I would have said yes. I hated having to do multiple things in a day or more than what was required of me. I was entirely unmotivated and felt zero drive to be anything more than just another person going about their boring day.
Then I became a mom. Suddenly I had purpose, a well of untapped energy, and the WANT to do better. I went back to work 8 days after I had Chloe. I was so determined to show her that women CAN work outside the home and be leaders. I wanted to prove that I could be dedicated, talented and mindful of my work even with a baby. There were times I failed and times that I exceeded any expectations. But I eventually fell into a rhythm where I lived for a busy schedule.
I work along side powerful women who have multiple day jobs and still run a business on the side. They somehow manage to do it all- regardless of how busy their schedules are. Sometimes they may not get a single day off in months- but they still show up consistently every day. It pushed me to try to keep up. It pushed me to be a better leader, a better woman and a better mother.
And then COVID-19 came along. Now we have to go to work and lock the doors. I dont get to interact with my brides. My schedule went from booked to scarce. We are trying to adapt to a world that is online while people are quarantined to their homes. And all that hard work, that passion for my career. Poof. Somedays it feels like it was all for nothing. But this too shall pass and it just means I'm going to have to set the bar higher and work harder than what I was before.
I'm using this time to work on things I complained I never had time to do, I'm enjoying every precious second with my husband and daughter, I'm writing in my gratitude journal daily & I truly believe that hope is around the corner. ❤ - 3 hours ago