Friday, March 8, 2013

G is for Girls.

I am thankful for the girlfriends in my life. I'm aware of the girlfriends that have been in and out of this journey who have been there to support me through my ups and downs and happy to be able to support each of you in your journeys. Some of us don't talk any more or enough, but I know how you helped me and how important it was to have you in my life.

I love my Man. I love my daughter. I love my familia, but my girls - you're a huge piece too.

I love my Girls.

Just a few over the 41 years...
Jenny
Kim
Annie
Rebecca
Heidi
Kristi
Heather
Cari
Wendy
Brandy
Jenny
Wendi
Rose
Courtney
Kirsten
Jean
Veronica
Gaby
Kat
Kat (yes 2)
Nicole
Anne
KC
Rachel
Laura
Christa
Eileen
Linda
Christina
Veronica
Jenn
Maz
Debbie
Corinne
Sam
Tisha
Audra
Jenna
Tracey
Melanie
Jeni
Rebecca
Elena
Clare
Siri
Melissa
Rebecca
Jill
Devon....







Surprised.

Beyoncé? 

Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed, I danced, I boogied by myself to some of Beyoncé’s hits, but I've NEVER thought I was a fan. I have enjoyed JayZ here and there and have purchased some of his songs, so I gave her a chance when I heard they were a couple, but by "chance" I mean, I didn't really pay attention to her or what was happening her career.

But the other day, I started to listen. It was one of 'those' days. M had finally gone down for a nap and I wanted to sit and veg out in front of the TV. Reality TV isn't relaxing for me much anymore, so I hit up OnDemand HBO and after watching 7 seasons of Dexter over the last few months with my husband, I realized I needed something lighter, more entertaining, so I thought, "heck, I like entertainers. Lemme check out this biography on Beyoncé."

I realized that not Beyoncé  an entertainer and an artist, she's a grounded, intelligent Woman and Mom.  And here she is in this 1.5 hour show expressing her artistic self and her love for family, her support system (her girlfriends), her daughter, her family, her husband, her God, her art - putting it all out there, I realized that I had been judging her by what the media put out there. Which isn't fair at all - but unknowingly by not paying attention to her, I was categorizing her in a bucket of bs through what media makes her out to be. 

Here she was performing in a strong, empowering way to woman with a lot of sexiness  - and I was proud of her and her brains along with curves and fabulous curls in her hair. 

So at 41, 10 years her senior with our daughter, I feel Beyoncé’s a serious strong role model for not only my daughter, but Me. A 41 year old Woman, Mom, Daughter, Artist who is still trying to figure this life out. 

Thanks Beyoncé for surprising me with your inner spirit. And Girl keep it up with those curves. 

Saturday, March 2, 2013

New Gig.

Dear friend of mine recently talked about an amazing woman our age - describing her with the job - the job I'd love to have.

But I have the job I dreamt about.

The job I love to have.

I'm 41. I'm  a Mom of a 3 year old. I'm a proud SAHM. I'm busy. I know our daughter will be in kindergarden soon - but I'm not seriously sitting her thinking I need to go back to 5 days a week talking to clients about marketing solutions....
Um, No thanks.

But of course I've been thinking - especially since others have been asking me lately what's in store.

Here's the deal...Ideally, I'd had a studio where I could work when I want to work and have no one bother me or my projects. What would my projects entail? hmm, right now, March 2nd, 2013 - I'd say sewing, painting, drawing, journaling, gift making, - who knows.

But definitely not 5 days/40+ hrs making up Marketing solutions.

I'd prefer marketing myself please.

Or maybe I'd be a Professional Cupcake Model.