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!