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My work schedule has changed drastically since giving birth almost five months ago. Of course the daytime hours I have available to work have come to a near-dead halt [snort]. Before March I didn’t quite understand how limited a new mother’s workday was; now I totally understand. It’s taken some practice but I’m finally feeling a bit more like my sassy, spunky working self ;)
I think deep down I was just wasn’t as prepared as the gal next door with how little I’d truly be able to work on my business during the daytime. Maybe it’s the fact I’m still recovering from our life-changing move to California? I can’t totally put my finger on it.
But, there’s one more thing I wasn’t prepared for…
And that’s how my mind would change after giving birth. I shared a little bit about how I juggle Indie Biz and mamahood here. If you haven’t read it yet it’s a simple yet enlightening read about my day-to-day.
But, back to my mind.
Those ideas I have? Most days they slip out like vapors — disappearing before I even have time to store them in my pocket. These last few months I’ve been reminding myself daily this is OK; this is normal. However my mind and body responds to having had a baby is perfect and beautiful and absolutely alright.
It’s OK that things are different for me. It’s OK, because each day is spent with our dream baby.
And so I’ve been slowly learning how to work around those vaporing ideas. It hasn’t been easy. Sometimes I feel like chasing my dreams is a s l o w chase. The slowest chase ever. But I’m getting there :)
One tip I’ve learned to keeping things moving forward with Gussy Sews is to have my phone near me so I can type myself a quick note. Another tip is having a tablet to work on during the quite hours. It’s been very encouraging to have these two pieces of technology to help me to stay on-track with work.
^ the home screen, which has a “slide to unlock” feature — hey, cutie!
And guess what? Staples is sponsoring a giveaway today where one lucky U.S. reader from the Gussy Sews community will win a Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 — just like mine shown above, yeow!
HERE ARE SOME THINGS I LOVE ABOUT THE TABLET:
* It’s lightweight and comes with a stylus pen [did you know you can write with it and the tablet will translate your notes to text?]
* There are hundreds of downloadable apps — think Twitter, Facebook, WordPress, Amazon, Google+ Hangouts, Kayak, Gmail, Instagram — that make working during the day happen quickly and easily
* With a simple swipe [top to bottom, across the screen] you can access any updates with your apps — like email and Instagram — similar to how the iPhone offers you quick access to your updates
* I can easily read my favorite blogs, including discovering new blogs
* Replying to blog post comments is a breeze!
* The screen is large and everything looks so crisp
^ I can easily update the Gussy Sews shop
^ and replying to comments left on my blog is so easy!
Last week, while in Colorado for a wedding, I brought my Samsung tablet. I knew I wouldn’t have much time to work and I was curious how easy it really would be to work while in another state with just a tablet. My findings? It was so easy! I loved how handy it was to have around.
Want to win a Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0? Follow the rafflecopter prompts below to enter. This giveaway is open to US residents only.