These days time just seems to be flying by… Days, Weeks and even Months are passing in what feels like a blink of an eye. Life kind of feels like it is just happening all around me, but I am not really LIVING it. Now that I am back at work it feels like I am just running all the time – literally – running to catch the train, running to get to work on time, running to pick Monkey up from daycare
And I am TIRED of it – I don’t want life to just happen all around me, I want to be a part of it all
I want to LIVE LOUD, be engaged and make the most of every day!!!
Now how am I going to do this? In 3 easy steps of course!
1 – Get rid of the Mommy Guilt
|Mommy you don’t need to feel guilty|
Mommy guilt is waaaaaaaaaaaay stronger then I ever thought it could be. When Monkey was born at 32 weeks I had a lot of guilt surrounding he prematurity. It took me months to come to terms with the fact that there was nothing I could, or should have done differently about my pregnancy. Now I am dealing with the guilt of being a work out of home mom and only being able to spend a few short hours with Monkey every day.
But it is time to let that go – I have a happy and healthy little boy, who LOVES interacting with the other kids at day care (and the staff there are amazing) and I ENJOY my job. In reality we are both happier because I am not at home all day. Time to get rid of the guilt surrounding my WOHM status
2 – Take time to myself
Even with our very busy lives I need to make some time for myself – to relax and focus on me. To do this I need to learn my limits, I am not super woman and cannot take on everything myself. This will begin by asking (or hiring more help) when needed – from cleaning the house to having Grandma watch Monkey for the night.
I WILL go to the gym (at least) once a week!!! Between nursing Monkey and The Sparkle Mama’s Weight Loss Cloth diaper challenge I am at my lowest weight I have been in years and I want to keep going to look and FEEL better. Maybe one day I will even be able to wear this bikini again (because it is still in my dresser even though I have not worn it since 2007!)
|4 years ago on my Honeymoon|
3 – Step OUTSIDE the box!
|Not me, but I am also trying to step outside the box|
I am a go by the rules kind of girl normally, and it is time to step outside my comfort zone. Time to try new things and go on some great adventures. This next month is going to be a great test on how I survive outside the box – First, I am going to my first conference, She’s Connected. I am really friendly, but have a tendency to be shy and this will be a great test for me to get myself out there and meet some awesome new people. Secondly, I will to be traveling to Prague on business but staying a few extra days to travel around. Even though I am NOT a good flyer and I have never traveled by myself before to a country where I don’t speak the language, I decided that this was an opportunity that I could NOT pass up. So watch out Prague, Little Miss Kate is coming you way!
One day at a time I am going to be LIVING LOUD!!!
What do you do to try to Live Loud every day?
I am participating in Cocktail Deeva’s Live Loud Challenge to try to win a ticket to Blissdom Canada