Realizing that was a true lesson.
But I had to give my answer. I had to come up with something and it really forced me to look within. So, I started to type and this is what I submitted:
Being a work-at-home mother can sometimes be looked down upon. I think most people assume I waste my hours away on soap operas and girlfriend luncheons. What they don’t see are the countless hours I put into building my business and the blurred lines between my personal and professional space. I give my entire self to my brand and my family. There’s no shutting it off. It’s 100% every waking hour of my day. If I’m not on a conference call, then I’m creating content and if I’m not doing that then I ‘m working with my children on their homework. A work-at-home mother never clocks out – not even for a bathroom break because the kids are coming along for those as well! But I wouldn’t change my life for anything in the world. I love being with my children all day long and I also love drowning in deadlines. I thrive on the pulse of entrepreneurism.
After I wrote my answer and sent it in, I took a step back and exhaled. I did this. I do this on a regular basis and I AM proud of myself for being a successful entrepreneur and mother and wife. I’m also proud of myself for loving every single thing that I do and for embracing life to the fullest.
Yesterday, I headed to Grand Central Station to check out the Lean Cuisine #WeighThis Installation that is on display. When I walked in, I was surprised at how emotional I became. The wall featured a handful of submissions from women all around the world. It showcased all the things that they were most proud of. And I couldn’t help but feel that perhaps this might have been the first time they allowed themselves to be proud of themselves as well.
This is definitely something I am going to work on by the way.
Lean Cuisine asked me to be a part of their video and I had to talk about my experience. Of course I cried because what would a moment of me on camera be without me falling apart? What is WRONG WITH ME? UGH.
When it was all said and done Audrey McClelland and I put our mark on the #WeighThis installation. Together. It meant a lot to do that with my best friend and business partner.
If I'm not loving on my kids then I'm building my brand. If I'm not building my brand then I'm laughing with my friends. If I'm not laughing with my friends then I'm boarding a plane to explore the world. #Yolo and I want to embrace every single second of it. If I had to be weighed by anything , it would be for my passion for living and my drive to experience it all. #weighthis #ad @leancuisine
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