As I was nursing Miss T to sleep this afternoon, I thought about the amazing project I participated in during the holidays “12 days of love letter writing” (thanks Angie Mizzell), and I thought….ok, I have to continue this in my daily life.
I like the thought of leaving little pick me up, make me feel good, put a smile on your face notes to total strangers. Moreloveletters.com is the catalyst for this, I encourage you to check them out. But then, as my precious little one closed her eyes……I thought, how easy it is for me to extend words of encouragement to others but not to myself. This last year has been a whirlwind of change for my family and a much needed introspective time for me. We made the move up to Oregon in May of 2011, and I went from working full-time as a Private Chef & running my small company, to full-time mom and pushing my company to the next level. It is a big change, for the way our family runs, schedules and environment. We are working on building the “Sweet Pea” kitchen but it is a little slow going and in turn I find myself a bit on the down side. So I decided to spread a little love, Post It Note style in my home. Not only will it help me to get out of this funk, (my husband will probably think they are for him) but can get the kids noticing and asking…..and in turn feeling a bit of extra love themselves.
I have discovered taking care of kids is a full-time job…..I am in awe of all you mama’s out there that get the job done…and run a business too. I guess I thought it would be easier not working outside the home, but for some reason it isn’t, there’s just more stuff to do. I’m hoping I am still in the learning curve, and soon, very soon will be able to juggle all with the best of them. For now, my Post It Note project will just have to do.