what is your "WHY" | Balancing in High Heels

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what is your "WHY"

Thursday, February 16, 2017

It's currently 5:28 am as I'm writing this. In the "notes" app of my phone while my husband snores next to me. I've got two snoozing babies in their rooms.
Have you ever seen the Sarah Jessica Parker movie "I don't know how she does it" that movie is like every mothers reality. It doesn't matter if you are a mom of one, two, five or ten. If you work at home, away from or work 7 jobs. The scene when she falls asleep waiting for her husband to get out of the bathroom only to wake up a few hours later- wide awake going over "the list" I do this at least three times a week. Don't get me wrong I'm totally exhausted but it's like a little switch us moms just can't turn off.
When I started my blog back in 2012 it was to write. Document our life as a family. Write about the things I did as a stay at home mom with a new born baby in a brand new town. I've still got the blog. It's filled with stories and sweet little unplanned, un staged I phone 4 photos. To be honest I'm probably the only one that ever read it. And some times I posted once every couple of months If that But it nurtured my soul.
A couple years later I started sharing more of the things I loved (still unsponsored, unplanned, I phone pictures) I really loved it. This past March I decided to turn my love into a priority. I've had some amazing women/bloggers who guided my in the right direction in March. I was clueless when it came to the blogging world. All I knew was My love for writing, sharing my heart and posting way to many baby pictures.
It makes my heart so happy to think about where this journey has taken me. To be able to turn something that I love into a job is incredible to me. But I'm not going to lie. There have been times I've lost my "WHY" a couple of days ago I thought to myself "I have nothing to post on Instagram." And now that thought sounds silly. I can post whatever the hell I want on Instagram. Why does it have to be a staged photo from my camera? My "WHY" is writing about the things I love and the people I love. It doesn't matter if your a doctor, a business owner, a stay at home mom, a blogger- whatever you are. Just find your why. Why are you doing what you do?
Here's to sharing my heart more and less "I love this product because it's awesome" post. Having a little bit of everything is where I'm at lol.
Okay now it's officially 6:04am. My husband snoozed his alarm which means he's skipping the gym. If I go to sleep now I'll Have about 20 minutes before babies wake up. I should probably just go start the coffee huh?
Xoxo, the mama who will be exhausted at 10am

Oh wait... the tiniest baby is up. I'll be taking full advantage of nap time today!