Jan 17, 2012

Taking a Second (literally) to Be Thankful

Wow! 2012 is being so good to me! I've not only been walking along my path to success but actually living it.  Working on posting to this blog every week, working on ways to make the blog better.  Working on ChuggyBear Entertainment and really making the parent network a reality.  And, now with my latest opportunity, working on establishing Karmic Management and Karmic Productions here in New York City, I am truly living my dream.  I'm really having a blast so far, am getting used to the manic pace of the day and even Dylan is understanding that things are changing for the better.  We talk about getting our own place, what color her room will be painted, and whether or not she'll have a TV in her room.  We both can feel it happening; we both can see the light at the end of the tunnel.  Things are really great. My only concern is with time - really the lack of it.

I've always known that with success comes a lack of time.  It's inevitable.  You are now living all that you envisioned and if you're as ambitious as me, that means that you'll need the entire working day, or more, to get everything done.  So it's not that I'm surprised that I don't have as much time as I'd like. But knowing it doesn't change the fact that I'm still feeling the pressure.  So what have I been doing to deal with it?  Surprisingly, nothing in particular.  I've just been adapting.  I start my day at 4:30am and keep it moving until around 1 or 2am each night.  On days when my body needs the rest, I pass out around 9pm and then get my day started a bit earlier, around 3am.  Somehow, it's been working.

I'm tired as hell (and my enemia doesn't help things), I haven't spent the kind of quality time with Dylan during the week that I've been used to so I feel like a weekend parent which sucks, and my social life right now is a scattered sort of joke.  But I'm not complaining, far from that because this is exactly what I asked for.  Having it all always comes with a price and in my case, I'm paying with free time.  And when I think about it, it truly is not that bad since what I was doing with my free time was a waste anyway.  I guess that I'm being forced to cut the clutter out of my life and focus on what really matters.

Anyone who knows anything about becoming and being successful knows that you must surround yourself with like-minded people.  I've started to build a support system that will sustain me and my new lifestyle.  So I thank goodness for my sister and mother for all their support with Dylan.  They definitely keep a couple of things off my mind so I don't feel like I'm going to go nuts.  I thank my business partner and inspiration, Carmen, for her ambition, drive and dedication.  She shows me everyday that hard work does pay off and that with belief in yourself and your business, you can have it all.  And my network will keep growing and adding what I need to keep me successful.

So...I'm a woman with no time.  Nah, I choose to see myself as a woman with enough time to do what's needed to continue to live my dream.  Yep, I'm good.  A bit tired, but all good!



  1. I agree, very nice. Family support is always awesome, hence the saying..takes a village.

    1. Thanks so much for your comment! Yeah, without a support system, it's almost impossible to accomplish your dreams.