After a dwindling blog record these past couple months, I'm trying to come back!
I am still very new to blogging but man am I happy that I hopped on this train when I did. It's been a very insightful experience both personally and professionally. While I was a stay at home mom, I thought about blogging- a lot. I always had ideas come up at inopportune times, driving to the playground, picking up toys, washing dishes, tuning out a tantrum. I began jotting these ideas down wherever I could; on a post it note, the back of receipts.
I knew I had to jump on this.
Starting this blog was simultaneous with taking em design to the next level. I decided I wanted to work again. It was a tough decision to go from stay-at-home mom to working mom. I started working occasionally, 2-3 days a week, slowly getting myself out into the world again. The other interesting thing about getting back into this in 2011 is that the economy had tanked over the past couple years, I mean tanked. So I was coming back into design where the entire biz of high-end residential had totally changed! Clients were different, budgets were different, social networking was huge now, product was more available to the public.
I really had to ‘re-invent’ myself as a designer. I felt like I bowed out at the perfect time, missed the storm and now I’m back on track when things are picking up again.
I realized one afternoon that I felt more creative and confident than I ever had! Ever, ever ever. More than in school, more than when I was super jazzed to get my first job; something about becoming a parent had profoundly changed me. Duh. But really, I was booming with energy.
Motherhood blows me away daily, I am still in awe sometimes as to the person that I've become after becoming a mother. It has put my life in perspective. I love what I do for my job, I love my husband (he's my rock), and I love being a mom most of all. Because for me, at the end of the day, nothing else matters but my family & their happiness.
I feel like that intense love for another human being has actually lightening me up and allowed me to be more creative!
This is my personal rant, I hope you don't mind! It feels good to share.
So on this fantastic Valentine's Day, I guess I just have an outpouring of love to share- with everyone!
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