Hello. My name is Joy, and I'm still alive. Our little family is great, and life is happening every day. However, I seem to be having a problem with scheduling everything during the day. Which is why this blog has taken a backseat in my everyday activities. Right now AC is attempting to take a nap in the swing just a few feet away from me. So let's be honest, this post could publish a few minutes later, or it could sit in my drafts folder for another week or two until I can find another moment to come back and finish it. I'll try to let you know at the end which occurs!
First, I'm loving my new job title — mommy. It's probably the most fun I've had in my life. Is it stressful? Absolutely! But I love it, and I'm so thankful we were blessed with this little one.
Now back to why I can't seem to blog on a regular basis... life. Life with an almost four month old is wonderful, but she rules the roost. In our birthing class they mentioned that babies take a lot of your time, and they depend on you for everything. We laughed because we knew all of this, but when it becomes your reality it takes on a whole new meaning. She needs mommy and daddy for everything: eating, sleeping, etc. (I just looked up and she's asleep! This post might actually get published today, whoop whoop!)
Not only am I a stay at home mommy, but I also work from home. Being in a still somewhat new city to us, we don't know people like we do back in our hometown in Mississippi. And, I'm overly protective of this little one that we are so happy to have, so I'm not about to leave my baby with just anyone. Thankfully, I'm blessed to be able and stay home with her every day. My husband is a very hard worker and makes sure that his family is provided for. However, my full time job of taking care of our AC is just part of my daily routine, I'm also a social media manager for a design, marketing and media agency. I love both of my jobs, and I'm so thankful I get to do both of them from our home.
We can't forget that before either of those two job titles came about, that I was/am a wife. And, I'm also still a friend. Wow, my title sure is getting longer. I feel like a doctor with a bunch of specialties... Joy H Sowell, W, BF, MM, SMM, SAHM.
So I'm finding it harder to schedule all of those roles in one day. I wouldn't change my life for anything, and I'm happy to be where I am today. I got an Erin Condren life planner, and when I find time to write in it, I feel better about my day/week. Maybe I should write a schedule for each day... and yes, I'm one of those people who thought schedules were ridiculous before AC came. Maybe when I get our schedule/smedule down pat, I'll find a moment at least a few times a week to blog. Or at least finish the six drafts I've already started. Ha!
PS — she's still asleep, it's only ten minutes after I started this post, and it's about to publish. So make that five drafts in my folder! Phew!
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