What Makes You Happy?

Outfit details:
Old Navy Dress (wearing a small), Gucci Disco Bag, Ray Ban Sunglasses, Adidas Sneakers, Fresh Lip Color in Petal

What makes you happy? Like genuinely happy. I was thinking about this the other day as I vision my life getting more and more hectic in the coming months. Lately I’ve been feeling a little discouraged. Mostly by my to-do list which seems to get longer and never accomplished. I’m really struggling to prioritize as I constantly feel torn between focusing on growing my business and giving attention to my family and myself. It’s a battle I know that I’ll never win but it’s something that stresses me out. 

So instead, I think about what makes me happy and it helps me to prioritize what is most important in my life. In no particular order:

  1. Reading and finishing a good book. Any recommendations? I need to update my library!
  2. Creating content and connecting with all of you.
  3. Date nights with Dave. 
  4. Exercising.
  5. Cooking for my family.
  6. Watching Charlie explore and discover and learn for himself.
  7. Peace and quiet. 
  8. Vacation. 
  9. When Charlie says “mama.”
  10. Getting dressed up and feeling good about myself.

Some of these items may seems selfish but I have to take what I can get these days. As I start to plan for the remainder of the year – editorial calendars, holidays, weekend trips, goals, new schedules – it’s important for me to focus on the items above. It’s what keeps me motivated, keeps me sane and helps me to see clearly. Sometimes life gets so busy. I get mad when I have two hours to myself and I spend 45 minutes of it browsing social media. 

Putting Charlie in day care two days a week has been really good for my sanity and I know it will relieve a little bit of stress once we have a new born. However, there is still so much to be done when it comes to my brand and the future of this business. I know I’ve initiated this process a few times but with a move and finally having help with Charlie, it feels like the right time. That being said, I’d really like to hire someone part time (20-25 hours per week) to help in the areas where I am slacking. Here is what I’m looking for:

Must have: Knowledge of Photoshop, WordPress and social media. Photography experience and understanding of Mailchimp is a plus. Must be kind, fun, creative, proactive, organized, flexible, diligent and patient 🙂 Must be based in Chicago/surrounding areas.

I will only be responding to SERIOUS inquiries. Please email me at [email protected] with “ASSISTANT” in the subject and include a link to your instagram/social media accounts, portfolio or resume. If you do not have the qualifications, I’m sorry but please don’t email me! 

I love you all and appreciate your support so much. xoxo

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