A Beautiful (unorganized) Life | Personal Post

Organized. That words has absolutely no meaning to me. It used to! Before I had kids and owned TWO small businesses, and  worked as a respiratory therapist in a neonatal ICU, and 4 dogs, and a husband, and a mortgage….on…and on…and on….and on,. You get the idea, it meant something!!!  One of my many new year resolutions was to get ORGANIZED! In life and in business. It is now January 16th and I have people to call back, client emails to return, headbands literally all over my house and absolutely NO CLUE what my kids are up to in school. 

Not only is owning your own business a learning process but learning how to manage your LIFE while owning your own business really is the key. My husband constantly has to remind me that I need to make a business/working schedule. That would require me to schedule time to schedule my time. Not gonna happen. I’m not sure when the old organized me let the current messy me take over but it was a quick painless kill. Like…American Sniper take down. 

I have met with other photogs, talked with other moms, talked with my own mom and tried to take bits and pieces of what is working for other people and I have come to the conclusion that being organized takes A LOT A LOT A LOT of work! I already have three jobs, wait, no four (being a mom IS a job), wait, no five (lets not dis count being a wife), and i am expected to work MORE to organize all those jobs? Pass. Ill just stay unorganized with a messy house and sometimes know whats going on. No Stacey….that is NOT the answer. 

I am writing this blog post because I do not have the answer. I have a 2 and 4 year old. I have two successful home businesses. I have to cook breakfast, lunch and dinner for people that cannot feed themselves…so annoying. I have 25 client emails i need to respond to….and with that requires the stars all aligning …. finding a date that works for my clients and myself, then finding a babysitter to watch my boys, then making sure my studio is free, then making sure my car will start, then making sure I have clean clothes……ouch. my brain. Yup. No answers. 

This is a very personal post but again, I am hoping it speaks to people out there. Us moms who USED to have our lives together and now do not….we will prevail!!! Somehow it does all work out. SO keep writing in those day timers, keep buying those wall calendars (I have 3 and have yet to write anything on them), and most importantly keep LOOKING like you have it all together…because let’s be honest…that’s half the battle. 

I would LOVE to hear how YOU keep it all together! Please Share your ideas with me and everyone else!!! Us moms need to stick together…help each other out and lift each other up!!!

My family photog and amazing friend Becca with Avenue B Photography took these pics ^^^^^^ LOVE!!!

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