Happy February to you! I can’t believe January is done and we’re now into the second month of 2016. I just ordered Valentine’s Day cards for my kids to hand out, but I still need to find some Minecraft ones for my middle kiddo. Hoping Target helps a mama out. Then comes the fun part of trying to make at least 2 of them write their name…the oldest on 25 of them. Should be fun! I can already feel the love ;)
At the first of the year, I briefly mentioned the idea of being the CEO of our family/household, and needing to approach our lives/family/household with that concept in mind. Over December, when I was feeling a bit too busy and under-prepared, Jason and I were having a conversation where I was asking and venting about feeling inadequate and overwhelmed. He said, “You may not like hearing this, but you are the CEO of this family and you really need to run our life and this house with that approach.” I think he thought I was going to be offended or something, but I LOVED the idea. I could totally understand that concept of running our lives and our home with that approach as a driving force.
I run 2 businesses. The first is a legitimate business: Living Solutions Interior Design. I feel like I have come a long way in the organization and implementation of running my own interior design business. There’s definite room for improvement when it comes to this CEO idea and my business and this blog that is a creative extension of that. That’s maybe for another day, another post :) My other “business” is this family that I love more than I can ever express in words, and the household that we call home.
Some days go so smoothly and according to plan that I feel like superwoman. Other days are a complete fail. Before I really embraced this idea of being the CEO, I felt like I was treading water with a strong undertow ready to take me under. I would start off strong and something would go awry, it would derail me and I would feel like I was playing catch up by 8:02am.
Now don’t get me wrong, in the past month or so, since having adopted this mindset, there definitely have been days when I felt ready to be whisked away by the craziness of it all. But I have been better prepared and have approached my days more with a plan and a purpose and that has helped when something unexpected pops up, schedules change, someone is sick and I need to bend with life.
a chief executive officer, the highest-ranking person in a company or other institution, ultimately responsible for making managerial decisions.
Sometimes I want to just hand over the reigns and have my husband make all the decisions. I want to take a break and go hide.