Keeping the Pace

I love being a stay at home mom. I wish we lived in times when it was more attainable to have one parent stay home full time, but we don’t. In our times, when a good flexible contracting position comes along, you should take it. That is exactly what I did two months ago.

It’s a great opportunity, from my home office. It’s flexible and allows for some much needed wiggle room.

Griff is still home with me two days a week, allowing for us to keep up our old routines.

I have to admit, I do feel the pace of life has picked up. I find I need to be a bit more organized and prepared. I have easily fallen into new patterns and unrealistic expectations of being more (mom, wife, career woman, insert any other titles here).

Today, I had all these fantastic things I wanted to do in my head. Activities we MUST do, tasks I MUST complete, cleaning that MUST be done, but I took a step back. I let it all go and decided to see where the day took us. It was the right decision. It found us outside enjoying a long walk around the neighborhood, and only drawn inside by lunch, painting and a dance party.

The perfect day really. The perfect time to breath when I feel as though I am trying to find my footing in this new role.

A time to pause and enjoy the painting and mustache messes that come with it.

A time to laugh and let my spirit enjoy the dancing and joy… and the reason I started this journey in the first place.

A time to not worry, over analyze or judge myself, but give myself permission to just be.

7 thoughts on “Keeping the Pace

  1. April 14, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    You said it! Letting everything go seems to produce the best moments, right? :)

    That second last pic is the BEST!!

  2. MJ
    April 15, 2011 at 8:06 am

    When I read this, I thought “yes”. What a wonderful day for you and your kids :)!!

  3. Chelsea
    April 15, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Great post!! I love the last two photos too!! Precious moments for sure!

  4. Heather
    April 15, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    That is the sweetest post.

  5. April 15, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    A perfect day. This is the stuff of happy childhood memories!

  6. April 17, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    This post is so awesome! Glad you have days with those special moments of memories.
    :-)

  7. April 20, 2011 at 10:17 am

    i feel like i can totally relate to this! i am constantly striving for balance and meaning in the different roles i play. i recently started working on a professional project and am nervous about how this will tip the scales. i appreciate your thoughtful words and photos!

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