It’s been about a month since I’ve made a post however, MM is constantly in my daily thought process and I write in my notebook as I’m always thinking about new ideas and additions. Blame the delay on the hustle and bustle of the season and the end of the year struggle…
There has been so much going on; juggling work, kid, activities and outings, church events, social life, relationship, and working with my little dancers at church. It’s a lot of fun but also very hectic at the same time! The biggest thing I struggle with is time management and wildly enough I’m always adding new things to my plate that’s pretty much already full. I feel that life is about going for realistic opportunities and living each day to the fullest! I think I thrive off of spontaneity which can be good and bad. My planning skills have come a LONG way but they could still be better. I plan to implement better planning habits in this new year. So while time management is a challenge for me I find that when I am up and going I tend to force myself to make a plan of action. So it somehow works in my favor. When I have more time on my hands I tend to procrastinate because I have more time to play with-kind of crazy, right? Well, we all have strange, quirky things that only we understand about ourselves. HA! So time management isn’t the purpose of this post, because I would be the last one to give advice on that, but what I’ve been doing with my time is more of the aim for it.
Although a somewhat stressful time of year, I love this time! Making memories with my daughter is priceless! Being that it’s just her and I, we are so fortunate to be able to have a lot of quality time together to do things that we want to do whenever we want to do it. That’s a great perk with being a single mother of one! Girl days, nail days, shopping days, cooking, decorating, and dancing around the house are simple things we enjoy. We are both probably the most girly girls you’ll ever meet so our interest are very similar.
Some of my favorite memories of my childhood, is dance. I danced and competed at Gayle Humphries dance studio from kindergarten to middle school, danced in High school and college. I wish I would’ve continued professionally as an adult but I birthed a daughter who also shares my same passion for dance and I love it! Seeing her sparkle on stage and with striking stage presence gives me an indescribable feeling. It’s like me all over again and I gleam with pride! I’m happy to imagine her saying some of her best memories will be of dance [with her Mom.]
It’s so easy to get wrapped up in this season. So much to do, shopping and trying to make sure everything is perfect. I know it sounds cliché, but my advice to mother’s is to remember that the holiday season isn’t so much about purchasing 20 toys for Christmas day that will sit in a play room in one short month, but to create traditions and make memories that will last forever. The gifts will lose its value but your family value has no price. Keep that in mind and never lose the magic you possess as a Mother in this season.💫