Go with the flow

Sometimes I make plans for my day and they rarely go as planned or don’t happen at all because life. 

But when I don’t plan and just see how the day goes and act on what I’m drawn to do, my days are amazing and fun.  

Today we had one of those day. We made a mess painting and it was great. I even let the boys paint on the glass doors. It’s washable. I didn’t give myself unnecessary stress or anxiety because I had no expectations.  

Raiden Theory painting the box. 

Raiden Theory painting the box. 

They had a fun bath together as always. No crying episodes either. 

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We ate good food and enjoyed the day outside too for a bit.  

Thats one thing I’m working on, not giving myself unnecessary stress and anxiety. Some days I just have to let it unfold organically. 

Break Down Walls

From a young age I have been doing things I was told I shouldn’t be doing because I was a girl. But I always felt that if I have the ability and confidence to do things that a man can do why shouldn’t I do it?

It’s the same way I feel about gender colors. Who made that up? Wear what ever color you please. 

I had watched this video of Meghan Markle and it made me reflect on how far I have come with my own life in breaking boundaries.

Being persistently my actions I proved not only to myself but to my family that I can do anything I want to do and do it well. I worked in a so called mans world as a female journeyman carpenter for years and I proved my worth. While working on commercial construction sites I received tons of criticism and hate. Men stole my tools. They would do things so I would fail. But I kept rising above it and proved I deserved to work in this field just like them. It wasn’t a mans job. It’s a job for skilled people and I had those skills.

Eventually, I became known and was well respected amongst the trades. I even made strides for more women to become carpenters. 

You can do whatever you want to do.