Fashion of Philly: On My Shoe Box

Monday, January 24, 2011

On My Shoe Box

Thinking, Pondering, Wondering
Okay everyone excuse me for a sec while I release some thoughts. Recently I've been little discouraged with juggling motherhood and building my fashion career. Sometimes I feel like being a single mother of an active, very opinionated, two, but almost three, little boy and starting a career in fashion just don't mix. For one thing, both can be very demanding, but since cloning is not a option, something gets sacrificed. In most cases it's not the child, but the dream, the career, the opportunity. Although those goals can still be reached, it may take a little longer then first planned, which can be very frustrating. It also doesn't help that the economy is a piece of crap even though I keep hearing promises of it getting better.

Chillin on Vaca
I know there are plenty of single mothers out there in the fashion world or in any working force that can do it all, but it seems like they are already, I guess you can say, established before starting to raise a family. If you don't time things right, it can make climbing that ladder ten times harder, unless, of course, you know the right people, which is a big part of this industry or any industry, but that's another subject for another day. At times I feel like there are some fashion jobs that probably won't even consider hiring you if they knew you had a family and that could be the reason why it's wrong to ask such questions during an interview. It's a constant battle because I love my son, but I also want us to live comfortable. By all means, I try to think positive and not be so hard on myself, but sometimes it just gets to me.
My Stylish Lil' Man
Don't take this as a sign of me giving up or slowing down, I just needed to vent and get some things off my chest. For all those mothers juggling their career, achieving their dreams, and seizing the opportunity, hats off to you!


  1. Two things: congratulations on graduating and bravo for being a strong single mother! : )

    My advice is possibly rubbish because I'm not in your situation but what about using your blog as a tool to push your career future? It might mean some late nights and researching how to use different forms of social media more but on the upside, if you have a laptop and an internet connection, you can work from home. 2-3 years are in bed by 8pm, you have the evening to work.

    The IFB, which I see you're a member of, have some interesting tutorials too.

    Just an idea.


  2. Thanks for the comment and yes I have been trying to use my blog to the fullest to help my career. I have to keep in mind any type of success takes lots time and effort and won't happen over night. Btw my sons sleeping habits suck, he can outlast everyone in the house, but I'm working on it.