Ok guys so it's no secret Ive had a lot going on since the spring of 2019. Getting engaged, moving twice, getting married, moving to Texas, finding out we are expecting our first little girl in June 2020, and going full time with my business all by the time November 2019 rolled around. Even typing it all out makes me want to crawl into a hermit hole and never come out! But truth is, I have found myself growing immensely these last few months. Moving to Texas was a huge step for me, I went through the grief of leaving all my family and friends behind, I experienced intense isolation for the first 2 and half months of living here, and felt so alone. It was HARD guys, but in that time I started to grow, even though I didn't see it, I was growing. I pulled my self out of the dark empty place I was in and started to work... HARD! I worked on my business, my goals, my relationship with my new husband, and most importantly my relationship God.
This was a huge step for us, but the first Sunday of January we started attending a new local church called Watermark, along with an amazing marriage group through the church. I started praying again, I started reading a daily devotional and spending time with God every morning consistently for the first time in my life! I was starting to feel whole again, like I belonged somewhere that was just right for me and my growing family. Shortly after focusing all my attention on my relationship with God things got easier. Easier with my business, my marriage, preparing for our little girl, and learning the fact is that in no way can I do this walk called life alone! The community we have gained from our new church is absolutely incredible, they truly care about each and every person that walks through the doors of that church, and they don't stop there! They invite you to new years parties, super bowl games, or to their house for dinner 10 minutes into sitting next to them during the service. They live for their community as children of God and are constantly making everyone know they are not alone, that they care, that God cares, and that when you are in need they are there to help and walk along side you in those challenging times!
I have been filled, filled with love, grace, and humility. I now see this flooding into other places in my life, living as God has asked us to live and follow him! My business is booming and Im honestly shocked at the transformation within my business the last month after making the focus switch from self to God! Im feeling so incredibly blessed to have the wonderful people I do supporting my business here in Texas!
However that being said and me just gushing over our new church... Here is How I am staying organized, how am I planning all of the things that need to be planned and keeping everything on track!
As most of my friends that are entrepreneurs will know it get full on CRAZY TOWN sometimes and for it being January/February ( My slow season) I cant believe everything I have going on right now! So by trial and error I have found a method to my madness. I have three calendars. This includes a white board by my bed, my HoneyBook calendar, and my Iphone calendar, I sit down at least three times a week and make sure they are all lining up! This has helped so much to keep me from double booking or even over booking my schedule, because lets be honest I'm only human I make mistakes! But that being said I hate making little mistakes like that. Oh did I mention I've taken on two side jobs as well.... YAAAAAAA so thats made me have to be organized to the extreme because I have weekends and even weeks I'm going to be gone and out of town but still need to get things done, so how do I keep everything going and get all the boxes checked and tasks accomplished? Well one way I've found to be helpful is Trello. This has been a life saver when it comes to planning events or even keeping track tasks that need to be done that I cant get to right away! Next would be Striv3r... This is actually a new business my friend is starting and I'm a guinea pig for start up! In future I will be telling a lot more about Stiv3r and maybe even doing a blog post on it when it officially launches, so stay tuned! But in short its helping me stay focused on my 3 year goals and the things that I need to do on the daily and weekly that keep me on track, even if thats as simple as taking a shower and washing my hair that has 4 days worth of dry shampoo in it! Lastly would be my wonderful husband and boss babes that keep me on track EVERY single day... I couldn't do it without my tribe, and for them i will forever be so grateful!
Big picture is, you can't do life alone, you're not perfect, and sometimes we just need to give ourselves some grace and keep on rollin! My way of staying organized might not work perfectly for you, but that is OK! Find your own groove, find the way you work best and stay on track the best! Ill be praying for you all because I know things are about to become crazy town as the weather starts warming up and business starts picking up! Stay strong and I'll see you all soon!
Also if any of you are interested in HoneyBook Ill be linking my code below to get 50% off your first year! Thats $200 dollars off! And believe me, its worth every penny!