Heading into the week reflecting and celebrating physical, mental, life, and business wins—my Mompreneur life as I’ve been calling it.
I’ve got a question for ya?
Did you think you gained more time during this one-of-a-kind year or did you lose time?
I still remember the day in March of 2020 when I had come to terms with having to homeschool my twins and how our world was about to turn upside down. But, something else happened…
Many gained more time during this pandemic…
- More time for family
- More time for self-care
- More time in the shower since you don’t have to commute
- More time to read
- More time to think and reflect
- More time to sip on hot coffee and so much more I could rattle off…
For me, I took on more because I’ve already been working from home for 13 years and I had to then added cyber school to my resume—side note: I’m ready to give that up as soon as soon as I can. LOL
BUT, here’s the thing…I still gained time.
This year threw us all for a loop.
We had to adapt and adjust…
Between all the normal woman, wife, mom, and business owner duties I also had an intense bladder, prolapse, and the removal of my tubes surgery that I had to focus on.
Some days it was ugly, but most days, I was thriving because I chose to accept the challenge and navigate my strength and mind to expand with the obstacles.
I had to be even more focused and without guilt, without going crazy, and without comparing myself to anybody else.
I gained more time with my morning routine, habits, focus, systems, and accountability.
- I published a book
- I had surgery
- I came back from surgery
- I finished multiple fitness programs and goals of strength, see below post-surgery and then 12 weeks after my comeback!
Did I feel guilty waking my husband up at 5 am every morning while I got up…?
No, because he benefits from my sanity and he knows it, LOL
No because we love and support each other and if he didn’t, or we didn’t, we most likely wouldn’t still be married. Marriage is teamwork, communication, and support for one another’s goals and dreams.
Do I compare myself with other Moms or business owners…?
Absolutely not, I root for them. I get inspired by all of you and I do my own thing to lead and live my BEST self. The grass is never greener and I’m not looking to the sides or behind me.
I’m living my preset as I take the forward steps into the future I continue to dream up.
I’ve taken on 2020 with a glass half full mindset, not a half-empty.
I never said “F” 2020 as I simply observed and took in what IS and then went into creating my new norm with extra attention on self-care, family, and business care.
I share with care my friends, and hopefully, I can guide or inspire you into thinking about how you navigated 2020 and how you want to navigate 2021.
Your decisions start now and you have the opportunity to make new decisions every minute.
Identity Magazine is all about guiding women to discover their powers of Self-Acceptance, Appreciation, and Personal Achievement.
We ask that every contributor and expert answer the Identity questions in keeping with our theme. Their answers can be random and in the moment or they can be aligned with the current article they have written. In that way, and as a team, we hope to encourage and motivate each other, thus inspiring you to Get All A’s.
1. What have you accepted within your life, physically and/or mentally? Additionally, what are you still working on accepting? Now, we’re not talking about resignation, rather stepping into, embraced, and owned.
I accepted the challenges 2020 threw us and leaned in to adapt and adjust accordingly.
2. Appreciation is everything. What have you learned to appreciate about yourself and/or within your life, physically and mentally? On the other hand OR in contrast, are there elements of who you are that you’re still working on appreciating?
I appreciate 2020 and all that I gained emotionally and physically. I was challenged in every direction as a woman, wife, mom of twin toddlers and business owner. I’m proud of rising above and facing this pandemic head on.
3. Share with us one of your most rewarding achievements in life? Tell us not only what makes YOU most proud but also share the goals and dreams that you still have.
I achieved so much this year. I stayed out of depression, stayed active with my fitness goals, earned an income through my business, helped hundreds of women transform, published my 3rd book. I’m for sure celebrating all that and my health.