Intentions vs. Habits: Creating a Happier Home with Aspen Cross

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I realized I lack focus long ago. I'm all over the place, a beautiful mess, always starting another project before finishing the other. But I realized that doesn't have to be a bad thing. I love to create, especially with my hands. As a woman, mother and wife, I've grown to see that life is a matter of priorities and balance. So what if I'm working on ten things at once, maybe I'm just a really good multitask-er. 

Or maybe I just want to live a happy life and doing whatever I was working on at that time just happened to make me really happy...but so does painting...and capturing growing families with my camera...and creating and sharing inspiring plates of food for toddlers...and writing...and now opening a store selling handcrafted home and body goods this year. 

Why can't we as moms do it all? How can we do it all?

Everything in moderation. A common saying, but good words to live by. Or my personal favorite, "Live less out of habit and more out of intent." It's help me to re-shift those priorities I mentioned at the fore of this statement. I set out to do things and get them done. I've watched my life turn around, in turn being a better contributing member of my family. My daughter is almost three years old and she pays attention to everything I do. By what kind of example am I leading her? When I want something, I create a plan and set personal goals to work towards achieving. But I know that I cannot do it all on my own. 

I am grateful for the support of my husband, family, friends and community of inspiring women (moms! entrepreneurial bosses!) who I've met along my journey so far. I'm continuously encouraged and motivated and forever hungry for more. More making use of my time wisely, more striving to be creative in my daily activities, more opportunities to connect with others with spirits similar to mine and sharing more joy. 

Photographer: Kristen Curette

Photographer: Kristen Curette

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