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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

So many hats, so little time

Hats.
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I try.
I try really, really hard to successfully wear many hats.
The awesome mom hat.
The perfect wife hat.
The immaculate housekeeper hat.
The perfect blogger hat.
The successful shopkeeper hat.
The most adorable booth at every market hat.
The cutest outfit every day of the week hat.
Usually, I fail.
Miserably.
Truth is- I just can't wear them all.
Most days I'm lucky if I successfully wear one of those hats.
I'm learning to let go. It's not easy.
The past few weeks have been all about making new products, getting ready for markets, trying to keep clean undies in everyone's drawers, calling my children by their correct names, packing lunches, and occasionally smiling at my husband.
It needed to end. I needed to wear a few different hats. So, this past weekend I changed it up.
I made meals for my family. Caught up on laundry. Watched my Georgia Bulldogs play football for only the second time this season (and they beat the Gators- bonus!). Hung out with my husband-without my laptop. Played with my kids. Cleaned my house top to bottom- dusting, bathrooms, windows, corner cobwebs, floor boards. It feels good.
Wearing different hats.
I'm working on juggling these hats a little better.
Thanks for sticking with me as I re-adjust.

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It was chilly last Thursday, so I wore a new hat. Photobucket
It made me happy.
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Being a mom makes me happy.
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Being the wife my husband needs me to be makes me happy.
I'm working on wearing the right hats. Photobucket
peach stripe button down-NY&Co, black/brown sweater-Old Navy, Jeans-American Eagle,
mustard ruffle flats-Target
fabulous hat and giant flower-Nature Mamma from The Threadery

6 comments:

Erika @ Rouge & Whimsy said...

I love this post. so true for so many of us!
i wear many hats as well--
good attentive wife hat
dear friend hat
corporate workerbee hat
creative blogger hat
etsy shop owner hat

sigh. it gets tiring. thank you for the refresher about not trying to do it all ALL the time!

Melissa, SoChick! said...

This is what I am struggling with as the Holidays are now right around the corner... all of the hats! My fav hat from this past weekend had to be the Georgia-Fan-whose-team-finally-beat-the-Gators Hat!

Xo!

Mom of the Twinkies and Tot! said...

You know I totally know how you feel. I've been trying for sometime now to remember what is truly important in life and put those things first. You wear all your hats well though (especially this uber cute one from the photos! ha!). Keep doing what your doing, momma! You are doing great!

Eisley Rae Clothing said...

No wonder we're friends! I feel like the past week I've been trying to do the same. You do SO well at wearing all of those hats though!! You forgot Preschool Marketing/And A Little Bit of Everything Else lady! ;)

Your girls are lucky to have you & you're a great momma to them. You wear the friend hat pretty darn well. too! Glad you're taking some time to chill w/the fam though. Not much better than that!

Sarah Taylor said...

Love this post!!! I get what you are saying totally. I'm struggling with this too. I'm in the middle of a fight with breast cancer, and I'm having to take "hats" off and leave them off so I can just get better. Hard to do. I'm just concentrating on being wife, mommy, cancer-butt-kicker, and church-goer (when I'm physically able). I've had tons of tests and 2 surgeries, and will be starting chemo next week which brings me to my question. Where can I buy a hat like that?!?! So cute!!! I clicked your links, but I can't figure out how to buy a hat from that site. I'm on the east coast....no visiting a local shop.
I've been following your blog for almost a year now, and I'm jealous of all your sewing skills and fashion diva-ness.

Nature Mamma said...

Oh my goodness, my hat looks beautiful on you! GORGEOUS!!! I love it! Thank you so much for featuring it on your blog!!!

@Sara- you can purchase my hat by emailing me @ sewitmama4uymail.com
Please feel free to visit my facebook/naturemammahandmade or my blog naturemammahandmade.blogspot.com

I have them ready to ship! :)