Saturday , 23 August 2014

Back to Life, Back to Reality

I have no friends. You may be thinking “oh yes you do!” but I say to you, I do not.

Here’s how I know: not one of the people that I consider a “friend” took the time to slap the crap out of me when I started flying off at the cuff about school. Um, hello?! Not only do I NOT have friends but the people that I thought were my friends secretly dislike me. That’s really the only explanation. What else could it be?

But, I digress. I’m here because I need your help. And since I can’t depend on my IRL friends, I am now turning to you. I’ve decided to do my final project on blogging (duh!). Specifically, I want to address the idea that perhaps blogging is falling by the wayside along with social media. Why do I think this? Well, Kludgy Mom spoke about this recently so I won’t state it again but I’ve been feeling the sting that only silence can bring to one who is well versed in all things social media.

I don’t even know if this is a researchable subject. I mean, can I find 3-4 scholarly articles to cite (in addition to Gigi’s of course)?  Folks, I am having a “what was I thinking?” moment.  Well, maybe a day week.  The thing about trying to launch yourself into the 5-lane freeway that is consulting/freelancing/hustling@home is that you have to cross that road with buses, SUV’s and trucks driving at maximum speed.  Did that make sense or am I babbling again?

What I mean to say is that I am going a million miles a minute, all of the time. I’m not exactly a non-competitive person which basically breaks down to me trying to not sleep in order to make sure I get an A in this Organizational Behavior class (as I type this the clock is making great strides towards 1 a.m.).  Thank gawd I have some cool people in my class and that the teacher seems pretty groovy thus far otherwise, I’d be swimming in tears (and school loan papers). But still, the work has to be done.

And not for the first time am I now wondering what is going to give. The opportunities ahead of me are so wonderful that it’s difficult to not pick them up at times (though this past week had me turning down a few things).  But I will say this: I’ve juggled 10-15-20 projects in the past, co-managed a development team while implementing processes and procedures in order to make everyone else’s life better and navigated the waters between the executive team and my rockstars.

What’s so different now?

I’m not dealing with projects, rather classes, sponsored posts, and creating/managing relationships with brands.  I’ve turned in processes and procedures for potty training and managing developers for developing a manager.  I can do this, right?!

As I typed, this post went from me feeling overwhelmed to realizing how much I’ve handled in the past (when I didn’t always control as many of the factors) and how perfectly capable I am of doing this.  All of this.  With a smile on my face.  And in heels. Unmedicated though possibly with a glass of wine in-hand.

Are you finding yourself underwater with to do’s? What gives you strength to continue walking towards  your dreams?

 

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About Sili

Sili is the owner and Chief Executive Mami of Mamihood Media and My Mamihood. Selected as one of Latina Magazine’s top Blogger to Know in 2014 and Latina Magazine’s top 10 Mommy bloggersin 2013, My Mamihood was described as “a haven for fashion inspiration, baby concerns, must read books and even tech musings! This blog will keep you reading for hours…” When not appearing on top 10 lists or speaking passionately about those things she holds near and dear to hear heart, this Afro Latina loves hanging out with her frog princess, helping others, trash talking in her setting up all-girl Fantasy football leagues, reading and finding new gadgets to play with. She is currently punishing herself by pursuing an MBA with a concentration in social media from Southern New Hampshire University on hiatus from school much to the chagrin of her Type A personality.

9 comments

  1. You’ve got this!!! You can work, take care of the FROG PRINCESS and go to school!! It’s stressful but can be done…….. I finished my Master’s this past summer1 Please use my email to send me your survey. You are a GIFTED writer and the world needs to know! MUAH!!!

    • Sili
      Twitter: mymamihood

      Awww! Thank you so much for that. I feel better after catching up a bit but, it’s scary for me to a certain extent.

  2. You can do it, Sili! I’ve done the school/work/kids thing years ago, and I survived. You will, too!
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  3. Tiffany
    Twitter: SweetPhenomena

    So, did you have Soul II Soul in mind when you wrote this title? :)

    You can do it! You can juggle like no other lol.

    I, too, feel like I’ve been drowning. Quite honestly, I don’t know what gives me the strength, other than my stubbornness and desire to not fail lol.
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    • Sili
      Twitter: mymamihood

      Uh, yeah! lol This was hard. I was able to write the post in a short time and then it took me a day to come up with a title. Ugh! I hate it when that happens.

      What gives me the strength is prayer. I can attribute nothing that I do to myself. I continue to pray for God’s will to be done and here I am. Some days, the prayers are more like arguments but, we understand each other ;-).

  4. You need to send me an email and tell me how it’s all turning out!! I hope you were able to get it done. :)
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