Balance. We all have our moments when we think we have it. More often than not, I think that word is just as unattainable as perfection. Just when I think I have my stuff together, I become completely consumed by life. I have been wanting to write a post for a while now about why I decided to go back to school for Interior Design after I had my third baby. Everytime I tell someone new that I have three little ones and I am going back to school for fun, I either get a "I don't know how you do it" or my personal favorite, "Why would you want to do that?!" Well the answer is quite simple. Because my life needed balance. I needed to do something for myself, I needed that break from making milk and wiping butts to do something that was truly my own. Yes I love translating that love for design into my home I create for my family. But at the end of the day design is something that I do for me. I think that's the trick to motherhood. You can love your babies with a love so fierce you would go to war for them, but you have to love yourself just as much. Do something for yourself each and every day. Whether its sweating it out in the gym ALONE every morning or getting lost in your favorite blogs each night, I honestly think that is the secret to keeping it all together. Or atleast, convincing others that you do.
Now I'd be lying if I said I didn't have atleast two mental breakdowns each month (typically one is kid and the other is project related). Or that I can totally balance motherhood, school and blogging. Lets be honest blogging is the first to get the boot when my schedule gets packed. But if my words can reach just one person who is completely consumed by it all at this very moment, then I think I can call this blog a success. As this summer unfolds and I can take a breather from school, I hope you all can join me as I take the blog in a new direction. Thank you for listening to my mini- thereapy session. And I can't wait to share with you whats to come!