Sometimes I imagine myself sitting on top of the tallest mountain in Japan. I am preparing my yoga mat, and beginning one of the deepest and longest mediations of my life. I am all about capturing that true moment of pure zen, calm, and peace.
I can literally smell the “cherry blossoms,” growing abundantly around my feet, as I am pressing into the soil to achieve the perfect serenity for the morning.
All of a sudden I wake up to reality! I see dishes that need to be washed, papers that have to be signed for homework assignments, that grocery list that I have to finish before the end of the day, those coupons that I promised myself that I would use this month before they expire.
By this time, I remember the endless laundry, and I have to make sure that the family has a strategic plan AKA blue print for the week. I actually have to plan a one-on-one meeting with my husband during the beginning of football season.
My very last resort is to send out an “Amber alert,” for my beloved hubster until after the Super Bowl. I mean I enjoy watching football too, but my hubby takes it to a whole new different level! I decided the best thing for our marriage is to give him grace since it is something that he really enjoys one season out of the year.
My greatest joy is knowing that multi-tasking is an ancient art like Kung Fu. I learn to achieve daunting tasks, and earn my black belt in motherhood by staying diligent to all of my motherly roles.
Multi-tasking can feel like my best friend or my worse enemy. As it goes with things that I must accomplish during my day, week, month or year. Most of the time I love everything about multi-tasking and embrace every moment of it, but once in a while it really drives me crazy.
I wish that I could hire a personal chef, housekeeper, assistant, and nanny just to take a breather and go to the gym for an hour. I begin to feel guilty because I am only responsible for two children. I think that God truly had a plan for my life when HE blessed our family with the exact amount of human beings to love!
Whether my hours are spent cleaning, washing clothes, checking endless e-mails, making phone calls, preparing school lunches, and meal prep for the entire week.
I love the bonus of utilizing social media to help with creative ideas to make my life so much easier, remember when the conversation was about how many hours I spent searching for the remote control to find that inspiration from television.
Social media offers a great deal of recipes, home decorating ideas, organization options to see what others are doing in their unique creative space. I
Pinterest and Instagram are my favorite. I follow bloggers, interior designers, fashionistas, gardeners, flower arrangers, DIY moms, and the list could really go on. I am personally inspired by some of them, and some just through their breath-taking images. But I still feel that they are a part of my personal team on this multi-tasking journey.
But really, when I need to find that zeal that I need outside of my personal circle of family and friends, social media seems to be the answer. As a blogger I get personal inspiration when working on blog posts, and better yet when working towards creating a peaceful environment in my own household. The greatest goal is to become that American Ninja Warrior mother that I can possibly be!