The past couple of weeks have been a whirlwind! My days were packed back to back and consisted of limited sleep and even some times limited food (only because I would forget to eat). I needed a break. When the opportunity presented itself, I jumped on it and planned to take a few days to hang out with my main guy, my son. Don't be misunderstood, I see my son every day, we have our lunches and mini bonding moments during my busy-ness; however, I wanted to hang out with him uninterrupted and away from everything.
We packed our bags and took a little drive to the Boca Beach Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort. What a lovely experience of just him and I! We went to the beach, we ate, and did a little sightseeing. No format and no agenda. I came back recharged and ready to dive back into another busy, yet amazing wedding season. Even though I see my son everyday - What I loved was that I got to hang out with him and really see him...I can't put a price tag on that. It's worth far more to me than anything else in the world.
As a single mompreneur, at times, I tend to get caught up with everything that is happening with the business first and then I revert to handling the basics when it comes to my mommy-ness: I make sure he eats, brushes his teeth, goes to swimming and so forth and so on, not necessarily in that order. Occasionally, we'll go to lunch, dinner, see a movie. Although I'm physically in the house with him, I'm not really home. I'm in my office dealing with clients, blog posts, marketing and all of that other stuff. Sometimes it's difficult to switch from Cemone "Building an Empire" to Cemone "Making Dinner for Darius". Nevertheless, I make it happen. I'm grateful for every part of my mompreneur journey, from having the opportunity to make my own decisions and the ability to take breaks when I think it is necessary. I answer to no one, and that's one of the best parts of it all.
I say all of this to encourage each of my busy single mompreneurs to take a day or two if you can; turn off the phone, computer, and all other gadgets and just hang out with your child/children. They see us working, and sometimes they don't want to bother us because they know it's important, and it's their way of helping us. Take my advice, take a break and enjoy the real loves of your lives. I don't have to tell you this because you know it but it's worth it!