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Amazing time on @TheAshCashShow w/ @iamashcash + @tashimajonesmedia as we talked to Alfred Edmond Jr (@alfrededmondjr) Senior Vice President/Executive Editor-At-Large at @blackenterprise about his journey as one of the top financial journalist in the country, the importance of Black Enterprise and why it's time for Black Men to XCEL! Look out for podcast coming soon!!!! Get money tips, brand advice, and share a laugh with us on #TheAshCashShow. #TheVoiceofHarlem
Is there ever a time when owning a business isn't extremely stressful and a little exhausting? ....Asking for a friend.....
Oh wait, no, I'm asking for me. Not complaining, just asking. There's a difference. ☺️
My experience has been this:
There are days when I wonder who the hell decided that I was in charge of everything, because sometimes I just don't know the answer, even when I'm supposed to. There are days when I wonder if all of the moments of full time adulting are worth it. There are days when I just wish my dad would come over and fix things, even though I'm 31 years old and my dad has been gone for 6 years now. There are days when the guilt I feel from not spending enough time with my mom is a crushing feeling in my chest. There are days when I wonder if we will ever have kids, I already barely sleep, and I'm not sure I can sign up for more of that. There are days when I struggle with how to aline the vision I have for where I want to go with the current resources (of lack of) that I have available. There are days where I wonder if the fact that my well runs dry every year is actually some sort of greater life metaphor that I'm missing. .
And yet. These are the best years of my life. I mean, really, these last three years have been rich beyond measure. I've never felt more alive. Or stronger. Or more capable. I still hate going to parties, and I still stand quietly in the corner of the room most of the time, but it feels good, because these days I'm often the most interesting person in the room. So I'm never in the corner alone. I've learned more in the last three years than I did in the 10 before it that I spent working for anyone else. I've traveled. I'm made friends all across the US, which feels a little like an out of body experience for this introvert. I've made my mom crazy proud and I've built something from nothing. I know my father would love it all so very much. I've done trial, and error, and more error, and I'm still trailing. I've learned that success is really just grit. The absolute willingness to just keep showing up. And the willingness to do the work. Turns out I'm a gritty person. And that lends its self well to farming.
I am totally in love with this wire wrap bracelet from @mtnittanycreations ❤️ the colors are elegant with some sparkle and just perfect for me! And the kids stole the tassel clip and put it on one of their purses 😂 #mncbrandreps#communityovercompetition
Here's what a day in the life of a #SAHM looks like (who also works full time!). Today was #antique day, so this is usually what happens every Friday.
9:30: Drive 30 minutes to Antique Mall, where I have two booths.
10:00-10:45: Work on my booth, while using Triscuits to keep my two toddlers from melting down and breaking everything there.
11:00 - Drive to Ballantyne to meet a customer.
11:30 - Lunch at @mellowmushroom with two crazy toddlers. I may have had some 🍷. And a lot of cheese.
1:30: I stopped by the stores of a few of my entrepreneur clients to say hi. Amidst three full blown toddler meltdowns, these trips were cut short and we slowly made our way to the car. (Enter lots of crying and screaming here) 😱
2:30: They're asleep. Thank god. I get some Facebook Live done..
3:00: They're awake! And screaming for the playground. Since they've been in the car all day, I agree - but it's crazy hot outside, so we go to an indoor McDonalds playground.
4:30: Babies are happy and worn out from playing. Mommy's happy and caught up with emails!
5:00: Back to the antique shop to pick up another order. No crackers this time, so we've got to make it quick!
6:00: Quitting time. Back home for a quick dinner, bath and bed.
8:00: I'm trying to work. But they just. won't. go. to sleep. 😤
➕OH WAIT! I forgot, I took them to get haircuts somewhere there in the afternoon. Busy busy!!
💲I made $205 today.
Does this sound familiar with any of you working moms?! #itainteasy#reallife#mompreneur
So VERY proud of these two for not losing their shit at me this week. I turned their lives upside down, running them around all day and keeping them up to all crazy hours of the night and not once did they go nuts. (We did have a few midnight party sesions but we also had some great sleep ins to balance it all out)
Kids really are more amazing and adaptable than we give them credit for.
♡♡ Feeling ever so grateful for these two littles of mine today. Thank you for choosing me to be your mama.
What are you grateful for? 👇