Wednesday, February 20, 2008

a little introspection

I just noticed I hadn't posted anything yet today, so I figured I'd share a quick little story...

I was talking on the phone to a friend yesterday, and she asked me how my business was going. I started telling her about the latest developments, and she said, "Wow, you're so passionate when you talk about your business, I wish I could find something that I felt that way about."

This was such an interesting comment to me because it was only a few months ago that I, too, never thought I'd find something like this for myself. I spent my days hanging out with the kids and taking care of the house, and other than going to the gym, I wasn't really doing anything just for myself - nothing creative or intellectually challenging.

I've had so many ideas over the years that I haven't followed through on, and once I became a mom I wasn't planning on ever going back to work. But now here I am, staying at home with my kids and also building a business that I'm really passionate about. So it's been nice to step back a little and be grateful for that.

And as I've mentioned before, I hate to post without a picture, so here's a picture I took this afternoon. We haven't been going out much with all this cold weather, so Jack & Emma have been getting really good at using their imaginations and coming up with all kinds of silly games to play - so much like how we played when we were kids, I love it! (That's a dog costume Emma's wearing under her cape!)


Meg said...

I'm happy for your that you've found something to be passionate about, something of your own, just for you.

Jack and Emma look adorable!

Kasie @ ~The Art of Life~ said...

I just recently found you and your blog. I absolutely love your work! As I've been reading through your blog, I just had to send a note and say thank you for the inspiration. I'm an artist and Mom of two little ones. I've just started getting back into my art this year and at times it feels a little overwhelming trying to balance everything. But you give me hope and encouragement that you can do something that your passionate about and be a great Mom at the same time. At times I'm not sure what direction to take next but I'm encouraged to just keep moving forward. Thanks again!