Sunday, January 27, 2013

role model.

Here\'s the thing...when I truly think about it, my Mom, Arline Beagan, is my biggest role model.

You see, my Mom was the Mom everyone adored, or it seemed to me. She was the coolest Girl Scout Leader, threw the best birthday parties, and decorated for every holiday to the fullest.

Of course, that\'s not everything she did, she did a lot more being a SAHM for us till the mid 80s and I was in high school.

So I realized today - I mean it just hit me, why for many reasons I wanted to be in a loving relationship, have a family, and be a Stay at Home Mom one day. Seriously, this is what I truly wanted when I grew up.

Our daughter is 3 now and I still get asked when am I going back to "work". Here\'s the funny thing-I never left the working world. I don\'t need to go back to "it". I just changed professions. After M was born I left a 6 figure Managing Director position to be a SAHM. job now has many more titles: Mom, Chef, House Cleaner, Personal Assistant, Time Manager, Lover, and Creative Inventor.

And I\'ve never in my life worked harder or loved my job more. I love being M\'s Mom. I love being the one teaching her how things "work", how life is, and everything in between.

And I\'m not sure I\'m ready to quit my full time gig. It\'s the most rewarding job ever though severely under appreciated.

And here\'s the thing, I want M to know that is okay to want to be whatever she wants to be when she grows up. If that\'s a doctor, fashion designer, server, teacher, lawyer, or even a Mom (after the age 29 ), I\'m okay with it.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

What's the Universe telling me?

It's been 9 years since I've worked for Martha Stewart. When I left in February of 2004, I was the Director of Online Marketing and Advertising. I had been there for 4 years - and it was a tough, rewarding, painful, fun, exhausting, learning, creative environment.

Lately, I've been thinking a lot of my MSO days (MSO-Martha Stewart Omnimedia.) In three separate occasions, my work there has come up in less than a week by three individuals knowing some work I had completed and people I know. I can't deny this feeling I've been missing for some time - even pre baby.

Now that our little girl is in preschool, I'm searching for something to do for me which fulfills this itch for my creative ideas (Maybe instead of pinning, I'll do more doing?)

Maybe it's time to move from listening to doing...I'll keep you posted.

Photo: Me running through Starret Lehigh buidling taken by my awesome SIL - Debbie!