Tuesday, January 26, 2010

My little peanut....

is sick :( Over the weekend I had a wedding to coordinate up in Clewiston, FL. I was M.I.A. from my blog because I had to prepare myself to go organize, coordinate & mediate everything happening for the wedding. Here are some pics:

If you didn't know, I periodically plan special events - weddings, parties and the like, but realized it was taking too much of my time from my family & me. So, months ago I decided this was my very last wedding.

While the weekend was productive and the wedding was beautiful, it was bittersweet. It was a winter wonderland theme and while it was planned in sunny South Florida, the only thing that really had any cold was my daughter.

* sigh*

I just knew that the sleepless nights and restless days were upon me. She told me and the hubs her nose was nenested (translation: Congested) She is so cute! It is so hard though to watch her sick. Somehow, in the middle of having no sleep, watching her struggle to breathe and missing out on my plans I can still smile - God is good. While I am still making my adjustments for the week, I realized I could use a little more motivation to continue sticking things out. Now that I am free from any other pressing things eating up my time, I am looking at how I can be more effective with accomplishing my goals for the year. I already have accomplished one by closing the business so I can have more free time for me & my family. The next few things are just creative endeavors to keep me invigorated!

I noticed that when I am more specific & detailed with how I am looking to accomplish my goals - long or short term - I actually see them through. Maybe not always within " my timing" lol but still they are accomplished.

I am in the process of laying out the exact days - not times lol - I plan to do everything I want to do. Keeping in mind that I have no control over anyone specific thing. It helps me to be flexible cause I stress less if I'm not as productive as I think I "should be". I am listing the days I plan to:

Blog - Monday or Tuesday, Thursday ( 2-3 times per week ;)
Workout - Monday, Wednesday & Friday (Stretching on off days)
Mentoring - Wednesday nights with Moms Life Ministry
Hang with friends - Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
Rest/ Mommy time - At least 15 minutes per day every weekday & All Day Sunday

It has helped so much already and whatever happens to be left undone I will get to when the next week, God willing, rolls around. It helps me to feel like I am leaving no one out while still taking care of house, home & spending time with the hubs and my baby. I am even thinking of trying to get the hubs in on doing a date night at least 2x per month ;)

Now keep in mind this is an outline of a typical week for me, not something I rigidly live by. I have never been the type of person who embraces order but I find without it you are just asking for chaos. I still sit down to right my plans for the day (at night)- cause you can only plan for so much as a mom. I am also still receiving interviews in order to launch my Inspiring mom interviews - which will launch on February 2nd!!! Yay! As well as continuing to sketch for my collection and I even have an upcoming photo shoot!!! So it seems I am on track FINALLY!!! My only wish is that I would have implemented such simple things sooner. Hindsight is 20/20.

So with that said, I leave you with the wise words from... ummm...lol I don''t know but whoever he is he was wise for saying: Preparation + Opportunity = Success!

My hope is that we are all successful in whatever capacity God has given us to be successful in! Motherhood, Marriage, Business, Health, Finances! Let's get prepared together ladies. If you have any suggestions or tips, always feel free to share. You never know who may need to hear what you have to say to make their day a little easier.

Don't forget to take care of you!

- Just a thought...

Pics courtesy of Candace Sheppard, JCS Events


Puanani503 said...

Great post, Candace:)I love the wedding! It looks beautiful and romantic..I like how you put things in order and manage to accomplish them. Giving me much to think about in my own life and put in order..

Candace Sheppard said...

Thanks! If only I can do that with everything lol!

Petula said...

The wedding does look very beautiful. ... I hope your little one feels better soon and that your preparation to get things done is successful.

Delaney said...

Love the photos of the wedding - gorgeous!

Good luck on that planning everything out. I'm bad at that and life has way too much influence.

AudreyO said...

I love the photos. It looks beautiful. Was the bride happy?

I'm NOT a VOLCANO! said...

Wow, that wedding looks like it must have been gorgeous!!! I also have trouble planning my time on my blog (which is important to ME as my OUTLET) and making sure that I am always there for my children. Ihave much guilt. Good luck.

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Jenjen @GottaLoveMom said...

Candace, thanks for the visit. Wow, a wedding planner among other things! Do take time for YOURSELF. P90x is intense but see if you can still get the regular P90 series. That's a lot more do-able. Good-luck and keep smiling :)

Angela said...

You seem so organized. I just looked at my pile of endless papers as I typed that. ;)

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Coach Jenn said...

What a lovely blog. Glad I found you after you stopped by mine. Returning the favor from MBC.

Anonymous said...

Hope the little one is feeling better now.

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K. Rock said...

Awww. I just found you. Well I hope it all works out for you. (That wedding looks beautiful by the way.)

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AudreyO said...

Wow...I love the purplish glow to the wedding room. Nice job.

Me time has always been a very important part of my day. You've layed out a very doable weekly schedule.

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