A little bit of rambling.

Ok, I have seriously started this post 3 times now. I have had little to no time to write, let alone do anything else. I’ve attended a business workshop, actually gone to work at the bakery as well as gone into the office to work on other things. Sooner rather than later I need to head back to the bakery and set up all of their social media posts for the week. Then, I’m all set for another week. Honestly, I enjoy it, and I really enjoy working with the people there, however, I’m ready for something more. I’m working on getting clients for the other business, and it’s slow going, but it will happen. I just need to be persistent. I also need to be a bit more… Sure of my self. I second guess things too much. That needs to stop for this to work.

I am also working on my own business, and I need to get new products made up. I am signing up for a craft fair in May. I need to be sure I have enough new products and bulk up the stuff I already have. I need more variety. Depending on how late I’m at the bakery today I may pull some of that stuff out and make new things. I have some ideas and I just need to get them out there.

Yesterday was pretty fabulous, though. My mom came up to the city I live in and we spent the day downtown. She got to see a bunch of things that she didn’t even know existed, and we even got to go for a walk along the lake front. Living 2 miles from Lake Michigan is something I take for granted. We have this gorgeous view so close to home, and I’m within 7 blocks of it on a daily basis and yet… I forget we have it. I need to be sure I’m more mindful of the great natural beauty around me.

For now, though, I’ll be getting ready to head to the bakery. I’d love to be home by lunch time. I’ll be sure to write again. This is a great form of therapy.

-The Purple Hippo



Step into my life

So often we feel like we have to be everything to everyone. I know I get sucked into that mind set. I’m a wife. I’m a mom. I am an entrepreneur as well as an employee. Lover of animals. Lover of books and music. The list really could go on forever. Sometimes we find that we are losing ourselves for the benefit of others. We can’t allow that, can we? It’s hard. Our world doesn’t like us to be content. We must always be growing and changing. I’m ok with change and growth. After all, if we never do those things we can never improve. But, are we doing it for the right reasons? Are we doing these things to help ourselves, our family or because it’s what is expected of us? Do we have to fit in a box? I didn’t intend to get so deep so quickly, but the words started flowing. Let’s go with it. I try to be happy with me and my life. I have so much going for me. I really do. I have an amazing husband. He will do anything he can to make sure our family is provided for, and he loves each of us fully. My children are healthy and loved, they all attend great schools and have many opportunities available to them. Each one has a unique personality and I love that about them. They are each comfortable in their own skin. I hope they can stay that way. How many of us as adults can say we are? I know I’m not. I’m not pretty enough, or thin enough, or active enough or what ever else society tells us we aren’t. But, I am loved. I am cared for, and why can’t I be content. I guess I don’t know where to start. We will see where this goes from here. The post topics can change all the time. I will write as I’m inspired. Who knows, you may get a glimpse into my work life, or some snarky comment a kid makes, an emotional melt down and anything in between. Thanks for joining me.