being "ON" 24/7 - entrepreneur life
I couldn't ask for a better boss.. she's kind and caring, has her bitchy days but for the most part runs a pretty sweet gig.... wha.... THAT's me! (okay that was lame)
Being self employed is really great. I enjoy working for myself, but comes with lots of self discipline and who am I kidding. There are some days where all I want to do is sloth on the couch and binge watch two movies back to back. BAH I can't honestly remember the last time I did that. It would have been a pre kid hungover Sunday actually. SO over 8 years! For the most part, 7am-11pm I'm on the go with work, kids, projects, life....
For the most part I have to be "ON" 24/7. I am constantly representing my brand. From how I drive, to how I act, talk, walk and conduct myself. For those of you that know me, know that I'm a no bullshit kinda gal, so I say what I feel and mean what I say. That doesn't always sit well with some but I am certainly not one to pretend to be someone I'm not. Sorry if I offend. Those are you that are close to me, get me and are there for a reason. so thank you. You all know who you are. xo
I take pride in my appearance. I also have a love for shoes so I tend to splurge at Swank Shoe lounge, after all I have long days on my feet and they may as well look great while being comfortable. I grab those staple pieces from Aritzia and hit up winners and zara for all the in between. If you see me at school drop off, I have yet to get ready so ignore that 25 min of my morning. I remember saying to myself when pregnant with my first child that I would never "let myself go" well... shit. ain't no body got time for that.
Being "ON" is exhausting some days, but what I've learnt over the years is that you want a brand that best represents YOU. SO being your true self on the daily is what I do and that's my brand. Unfortunately my resting bitch face doesn't help in this department, apparently it's at it's worst in the car or when in deep thought. again, sorry if I offend.
I was at crossfit yesterday and we had to do some partner work. I paired up with this lovely lady and she asked me right away, "are you deMo Photography, I recognize you. I love your work." I sort of stopped in my tracks, as I'm dripping sweat, no makeup, likely bags to my cheeks after being up until 1:00am editing... I thought to myself. Good gravy, this is my first impression to this woman. face palm. But guess what
Everyone is, and our ON button is okay to be shut off sometimes.
Less perfection. More authenticity. - author unknown