This week one of my friends “dragged” me to a packaging design show in New York. Ok so I didn’t need much arm twisting to go spend the day in the city. It was a nice break from my usual mommy life.
I love being in New York or really any city. The amount of things that inspire me can be overwhelming. The sights, sounds, smells, all the people I crossed paths with. I think I went into overdrive mode. There was so much coming at me that all my senses were heightened.
Maybe this feeling comes from having so many firsts in my life happen while living in New York. This is where I lived when I was first married, first favorite job, first kid, first Mom friends. I spent many days exploring the city and being back this week by myself reminded me of what that it felt like 10 ago. Before kids… BK… is that a thing… it should be, anyways…. there are so many changes in my life since then. I’m hitting another transition point in my life.
For so long all I ever wanted is to be a mom and I’m so grateful that I’ve got to spend the past decade doing just that. I know that I’m far from being done in this role. It’s a lifetime of work. But there is a shift because the baby years are over. I now have a little slice of “me time” back into my everyday life that I haven’t had in over 10 years because I’ve always had a child at home. Now that they are all in school I have a few unschedule hours a week. This time makes me realize that I need to think about what do I want to do? What kind of role model am I for these girls. What do I want for them? What can I show and teach my daughters? I am to be proud of myself and happy in where I am. I am at peace with this life and I’m grateful for that.
When you hit these transitions in your life how do you handle it? What do you do?
I go for inspiration a time to connect my heart and try to be open to listen to what’s next.
How do you get inspired? Is it by reading, listening to podcasts, taking a walk, meditating, working out?
It was was such a great day so thanks Robin for spending the day with me.
The LuxePack show was amazing!
I was so stressed the night before trying to figure out what to wear it’s taken me so many years to get my mommy wear down. Now I had to switch back into biz casual wear. It was a convention so I didn’t need to be to dressy but I did t want to look like a slob. Plus I was going to spend the day walking so I went for comfy shoes. When getting dressed I always think about shoes first.
I was so happy to wearing sneakers. We spent so much time walking and checking out everything at the convention my phone needed a break!
I think my favorite part was lunch… yes this girl loves her food. Thanks to Robin saying the next place we pass we are going in… it was a hookah bar… only in New York!