As for personally, I began school at the Savannah College of Art and Design this past January. I love it. But, it has not come with its challenges. As a mom, I have felt guilt because I can not always be available for the girls. However, the lesson has been for them and for me, to let go. It is time to let go of being everything they want me to be and be ME! Now, of course they would prefer that I be available when they need something immediatley. Who wouldn’t want that? So, I can not blame them for having some push back. I will say time management is the biggest, best skill we are learning. We are all learning to manage our own schedules, plan accordingly and not take advantage of one another. Again, this is not an easy skill that comes naturally. I catch myself being so busy that the first thing to go is the gratitude.
I picked up Emma from Lacrosse the other evening. She hopped in the car with tears streaming down her eyes. I said “what is wrong?” She quickly began explaining her fear of being kicked off the varsity team because she didn’t practice well. Emma was doing what I do all the time. She wasn’t enjoying the moment for fear that tomorrow it will be taken away. Light bulb!
I have been so scared that I won’t be able to juggle the kids, the school and the business that I am not enjoying the moment of all of it. And, I do love all of it. Each thing brings me such joy and nothing is perfect about it. Imperfect…I feel I am right were I am suppose to be.
So, as time is ticking away, I blink and we are at another birthday. My baby, Gabrielle is 9 years old today. We are going to make cupcakes from a box. Imperfect but yet, so perfect. I’ll save the cake from scratch for my clients.
As for Grits and Honey, it has really taken off on the weekly meals program. I just love this aspect of the business because it helps those who feel, like me, a little overwhelmed at moments. And, if I can help you out with your time management, that puts a smile on my face. But, it isn’t just about saving time or we would be going to eat fast food everynight. It is about eating healthy, eating well, and eating together at home.
Here is to enjoying all those imperfect and sometimes rushed moments! I hope you have a Happy Valentine’s Day!
PS- Get those dates in for Spring catered events (graduations, baby showers, birthdays and weddings)… the calendar is filliing up quickly!