Where did this toddler come from?
I think it's finally sinking in that I have a toddler. An active, demanding, busy, curious, growing girl. I remember being pregnant, giving birth, and then I blinked and I have a very active little person commanding all my attention.
I love every moment of it. Being able to see her blossom into this curious, determined little girl is so amazing. But it also requires all of my time and attention, until she goes to bed. I have a teenager, so this whole toddler thing is quite an adjustment for me.
It was a lot easier to manage my home and blog a few months ago. It was easier to keep Savvi occupied while I got things done.
Now she's into everything from the dishwasher to my laptop, wanting to do what Mommy does. Instead of getting frustrated, I do what I can. Sometimes that means I don't get much done at all.
Managing my Business + Priorities
As a blogger and entrepreneur, that's not good. It means I miss out on events, may not reach my goals, and it takes longer for me to see my work pay off. The fact is I'm a mom who works and hustles.
Mom means the little one comes first. She doesn't understand how much I love to blog and that I want to build a successful business. All she knows is she needs her Mommy. I have to be there for her.
This is an awkward stage for me because it's not about me right now. I have to make sure I am taking care of myself and focusing on Savvi.
My dreams aren't on hold, but I have to be more structured and deliberate with them. Once Savvi is older, I know I will be able to put more hours into my dream.
This stage of life requires that I focus on my family, and I'm okay with that. It's different, but it's also a dream of mine to be a great Mother and Wife, so I am going to do what I can to make that happen too.
It's still all good!
Things won't always be awkward. In a few more months things will be different, the “Terrible Two's” are approaching, so who knows what life will throw my way. I'm just enjoying every awkward moment with the ones I love.