So, it’s no secret that I’m juggling a lot. When you’re a working Mom, something has to give. As you’re obviously not going to throw your child in the freezer with the hopes that they’ll “keep”, than sometimes it’s the creative side that has to go into a coma. You know – only the little hobby that feeds the soul. My head has been kept down and I’ve worked hard at the To Do List – in and out of the office. I haven’t had time to take my daughter to the park or go on a hike with my husband. Except, that’s not keeping with the mission of this blog. You know, the blog that I haven’t written in nearly a month. I had forgotten that I was trying to have it all!
As I prostrated myself at the Alter of Drudge, my computer beeped to let me know I had an email waiting. Expecting to get approval from my priest, I was surprised to find a note informing me that I won a writing contest on Best Life Advice from Executive Life Coach, Dr.Stephanie Somanchi. It made my day on many levels. For one – I never win anything. Second, I won an IPod. I’ve never owned one and I finally feel that I’m hip and cool. Though I will refuse to go through life with earphones surgically implanted in my head, not engaging with my fellow-man. Third, and most important, I actually got to take my own forgotten advice as if I was a stranger at a coffee shop. Revisiting my contest entry, I was a little surprised at myself. I remembered writing it with my sister in mind. But looking back, I see it was for me all along. Of course if my sister took the advice as well, I wouldn’t mind. (HINT, HINT)
Oh my advice? “I Will Be Happy When…”