Every Mother's Day, it's so much fun for me to look back on the time we brought Grayson home and remember all we went through as a family and how far we've come. I remember my husband and I being totally clueless when we brought our son home from the hospital. Okay...maybe it was just me. John had researched literally EVERYTHING, he even taught me how to swaddle Grayson. I was completely mind blown but I appreciated his enthusiasm so much and his willingness to make sure he knew as much as possible before Gray came into this world. Heck, John even bought Grayson's stroller and carseat AND bassinet before I was 6 weeks pregnant!
I work with tons of moms weekly who are bloggers and business owners and the question I hear over and over is this:
How do you do it?
To be honest, some days I feel like I have it all together and some days I wonder if I'm cut out for all of this mom stuff, failing left and right. Like anyone, I have my days where I wake up bright and early feeling ready to take on the world and then I have those days where I can barely drag myself out of my bed if it weren't for my son yelling "MAMA!" I find that being positive about every situation makes it better. There will be days you can't control and it's important to remind yourself that it's okay and that it's totally normal. No one has it all together all the time.
At the moment, I'm booked for 8-9 months in advance and it requires me to keep it on top of my deadlines at all times, so I thought I'd share what works for me best.
If I were to say my life hasn't changed since opening my own design studio, I would be totally lying. My life has been shaped in so many different ways, for the better. Although I love the career path I've chosen (or that chose me), I have to say I'm not a stranger to burnout.
Burnout is a stinky sucker, a life sucker. I absolutely hate feeling burn out doing what I love so I've found ways to avoid it at all costs and I'd really love to share them with you today.
If I had a dollar for everytime someone asked me how to create a moodboard ,I'd be R I C H! For me, moodboards have been essential to keeping on brand for both myself and my clients. But, what is a moodboard exactly? If you aren't sure, it's okay - you aren't left out.
Allow me to explain:
A moodboard is a carefully curated board filled with inspiration and other items to help keep you on-brand for social media and your overall web & business experience. For example, my moodboard consists of my brand colors (black, blush, gold, white, & mint) and various images & fonts that I feel represent LK Design Studio to the max.
Is that a thing? A happy Monday? I think so! For me, Mondays are all about NEW + FRESH ideas, new starts, & new ways to become better than I was the week before.
With that being said, I wanted to share my story. I receive SO many Facebook and Instagram messages & emails from other aspiring designers who want to know my true story. And, with #theimperfectboss movement starting today, what better time to share my "less than perfect" story?
How did I become a designer? Did I go to school for design? Well, I'm going to give you the full story - nothing spared, promise.