I’ve owned my own business since I graduated college in 2013. Not many of you know this but I actually majored in communication design (still take on projects so message me if you are interested!) but I always had a huge passion for photography. It started in high school where I learned to develop my own film and I was instantly hooked.
Over the years I’ve moved across the country with my husband’s career and it has given me so many opportunities I wouldn’t have had otherwise. But with those opportunities came the struggles. Moving to new cities without knowing anyone while your spouse works long hours isn’t the easiest at times. Eventually I found my tribe, mostly through the many CrossFit gyms I’ve been so lucky to be apart of.
When I found out I was pregnant I honestly thought not much would change. (oh so naive!) I thought breastfeeding would be easy, my baby would sleep through the night, and cloth diapering would be a piece of cake. Let me tell you only one of those things came true! Cloth diapering ended up taking the cake! Two years later and my tot still doesn’t sleep through the night - not even close really.
I started to learn how to work when I could, as opposed to having a regular schedule like I was used to. I would nurse Jacob while working most of the time. If I wasn’t wearing him in a wrap he was laying on my stomach while I worked with my computer up on a pillow and hoped the doorbell wouldn’t ring!
'Being a mom has made me so happy. And so tired.' - Tina Fey
I’m not writing this post to vent about my struggles - but more to share. That it is possible! Those long nights or early mornings that don’t always seem worth it pay off, I promise! Being a wife, mother, and business owner are all my greatest accomplishments. I love what I do but more, who I do it for.
So cheers to you Momma! Keep drinking your coffee (or wine) and keep moving! Littles only stay little once but that doesn’t mean you can’t accomplish your goals too. Find that balance and ask for help!