Know Your Power

Know Your Power

What does it look like being a writer and a mom?

Or a parent and a busy person? Or someone with a full schedule who wants to achieve success amidst the humdrum?

Well, honestly, it usually looks like a mess.

Having both my writing and a family were nonnegotiable. If you know me, you know I believe in equilibrium, not balance. You cannot pour from an empty cup, so to speak.

After I had my son, Little Man (LM), that meant my definition of success had to change. Some days I joyfully emptied my cup with him and had nothing left when I sat down to write. Others, I wrote before he rose with the sun or Husband watched our son and gave the space to go for a hike and refill.

I had to cut down on expectations.

For me, that meant publishing one book a year. It was still a big goal, but a reasonable one.

Before LM, I didn’t know what life would be like as a writer and a new mom. So, I assumed I wouldn’t be able to do anything. That meant anything I did was awesome.

Sounds like a nice way to live, right?

It’s all about knowing your power and growing around your limitations.

Check out this podcast from just after I had my first child, LM (Little Man). It’s a chat with Daphne James Huff at Writer Mom Life Podcast. 

Together, we discussed diversification, self-publishing, and what it takes to be a successful writer mom.

Because being a successful writer, businessperson, or anything else does not stop when your life changes.

Maybe that shift is a kid, like it was for me.

But maybe that’s an illness. Or a new pet. Or a different job.

Perhaps your world changes. In an instant.

All you can do in the aftermath is your best.

#knowyourpower

Refill your cup and pour it out with joy.

Here’s that link again to tune in to Episode 6 of the Writer Mom Life Podcast: http://writermomlife.com/ep06/

Comment below something that fills your cup, that reminds you of your power.

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