Motherhood and boss life
My name is Rosie Mendoza. I am a full time self-taught photographer and fashionista at heart who resells pre-loved clothing as a side hustle. On a more personal level, I'm a mother of 2 with tons on my plate.
This blog was created to share my "one woman show" journey while spreading awareness on things that matter to me. Making the best out of everything. Succeeding on my own terms. Can you relate? I hope so. Life is too short to live any other way.
Today's post is about: How to strive at Motherhood while being your own boss
I start super early. 5am water + bulletproof coffee. Yes, that's what it takes to get my morning workout going: which is either a run or a kickboxing class and free weights while listening to a great piece of content.
I do NOT check any social media or emails before I get all of the above out of the way. You heard me right. I do not check. But sometimes, I do an early post.
I'm on the road by 9:30am. I shoot all my photography assignments in the morning, when South Florida lighting is at its best. Depending on where I'm going I make time in between appointments to run errands like going to the post office, doing groceries, you name it. I review my schedule the night before to make sure I double dip on my driving time.
Afternoons are all about editing photos, working on my side hustle and (50/50 time) helping with homework, fixing dinner and listening to all the excitement and the drama happening on my kids lives.
If not other plans, I'm in bed and winding down ready to rest by 9pm. I usually for go a movie or anything that doesn't make me think too much.
Does it seem I have all my ducks on a row, right? Well, today I do. The truth is, I took all the wrong shortcuts and took me forever to figure out that I'm the only one who can make my life easier so... finally, that's what I did. I started setting boundaries: to respect my own time while tackling all the different activities I need and I want to take care of.
I run my day. Not the other way around.
I proudly mix and match real simple meals, leftovers and healthy takeouts, I invested in one of those automatic vacuums that picks up the dust for me and my kids take turns to mop.
I do laundry and the rest of the cleaning once a week, that's it and I'm guilty of using the dishwasher every other day...
The trick is: Do not compare your way to another’s journey. Learn from others experiences. Be open to adapt, adjust on the go.
If you are contemplating the idea of working on your own or you are already but barely making it thru, I promise you. It gets better :)
If you have found value on this blog I'd love for you to share it with someone ELSE who could take advantage of it as well.
Take care. Rosie