Oct 14

I Used To HATE Mondays…

Yep- that’s right. A year ago I despised no- HATED Mondays. Sunday evening would arrive and I would literally feel the anxiety of another work week around the corner. Sundays were not family days in my household, but rather days filled with creating the week’s lesson plans for my 55 students. Sundays were not for cooking dinner, but rather for making certain that my week was planned down to the very minute- a schedule so tight it felt like a wedding dress- 10 years and 3 kids after the actual wedding day. Yes, Mondays were difficult to say the least…that is until I discovered Paparazzi Accessories….

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Now my Mondays consist of running my kids to school, grocery shopping ,gym time, cleaning, and working my business . It’s still a hurried day, but a different type of ‘busy’. I can work my business when I am out running errands- from my phone and face to face. My SUV is a traveling Paparazzi billboard.

Mondays and everyday are family days- days spent with my kids while I work my business. My children are part of my business, learning important life lessons that can not be learned in the classroom. They are learning how to become entrapuners. They are learning how to give back to the community.  In fact, the other night we created this for a local fundraiser :

A Paparazzi fundraising basket for a GREAT cause

A Paparazzi fundraising basket for a GREAT cause

So while I used to think that ‘maybe someday’ I will not have to worry about Sunday evening blues, I realize that my ‘someday’ is TODAY!! This year I actually got to send my kids off to their first day of school instead of waking up at the crack of dawn to greet other children (although it is a NOBLE cause, I still wanted to send my own kids off on their 1st day).

My kids (3 of 5) on their 1st day of school 2013

My kids (3 of 5) on their 1st day of school 2013

I realize now that I ‘hated Mondays’ because I never got a chance to catch my breath during the weekend. It seemed like I was on a never-ending treadmill to nowhere. I used to LOVE being a teacher, but as my family grew and education changed so did my desires. My desire was to be home with my family.

I realize that ‘hate’ is an strong word, but I have come to realize that this strong word led me to make a HUGE change in my life. As we prepare for the business upcoming holiday season, I can not help but to be thankful for meeting my wonderful sponsors Andrea and Koery Janke. I can’t help but be forever in their gratitude for showing me the rope of this business- how to climb so fast that I was able to take a leave of absence from my teaching job just 3 months after signing up with Paparazzi. My Mondays are still filled with commotion and craziness- but it is all on MY terms. HATE is no longer in my vocabulary.

This Monday will be filled with filling online shopping orders from this website (thank you for all my LOYAL customers from all over the USA)!!  I will be adding a whole new shipment of NEW products this week.  

Stunning hour glass necklace and earring set to arrive online tomorrow!

Stunning hour glass necklace and earring set to arrive online tomorrow!

 

My ‘maybe someday’ IS today. When will yours come? Your future is in your grasp. It is up to you to grab it- take a chance and run with it! Have a GREAT week everyone!

 

 

 

 

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