My life is so full! Now, don't get me wrong. I'm not complaining or bragging; I just feel FULL. I have a messy house thanks to my 3 kids. I am their "always on call" taxi driver who chauffeurs them to school, sports practices and games, and any other activity that is pertinent to their "social life." My amazing husband is a workaholic who loves his job, and doesn't get home till 7:00 or later most nights.
Being a mom and a business woman is like being in the circus! All the time I'm trying to juggle my art and still get dinner on the table before everyone gets home (they're always "starving" and sometimes grouchy!). So I have divided my life in compartments:
I have the mama role of nurturing, disciplining, and encouraging.
I have the wife role of big cheerleader. I think he is brilliant, gentle, and very patient with me.
I have the business owner role of creator, decision maker, and money maker.
I have ADHD (which I love). I'm energetic, my minds runs fast and furious (as you can tell by my all-ove-the-place writing), and I want to rush out into the world and play! I do that with my art. I surround myself with women I trust and enjoy. We work together in my studio with great comradery. We laugh, we disagree, and then they agree ;) The truth is, I truly believe we love each other and that our goal is to grow so that we can make an impact in life, art, and business. I have a firm belief in God and believe all good things come from Him and I only have to look up to Him.
I have a very busy next 3 months with trunk shows, appointments, a trip to Atlanta, Georgia next week, Las Vegas in February, and then back to New York in March. Debbie who is a rep for me is also my sister. She is the perfect hotel mate. I shared a bedroom with her my whole childhood, and it's like were back in our bedroom together like old times. Debbie knows me so well that when I'm overwhelmed she is very quick to take over, whether it be talking to stores or arranging last minute appointments while we are traveling together. When dealing with stores, I believe that Debbie is more likable and easier to talk to between the two of us, and I am completely good with that! Less work for me. I just get to be the talent and the pretty face ;) I can hardly wait to get to Atlanta. I've never been there and I can't wait to see what the southern folks of our country have in store for me. And I'll be meeting with them on their home turf! I feel like I'm going to someones house and I can hardly wait to shake their hand :)
So while my life is crazy, sometimes unorganized, unpredictable, and incredibly full.....it's an amazingly good full :)