Sunday was wild, and not in regular form. It had nothing to do with excessive meltdowns or a child who is refusing to eat, but everything to do with a runway show and changing a woman from one wedding dress to another in under 60 seconds.
Not sure if you all fully know, but I work on weekends at Isabelle’s Bridal, a Wedding Boutique in North Vancouver. My great friends Kasia and Basia purchased the store just over a year ago and I’ve been there as a Wedding Dress Consultant for the past 5 or 6 months. The Wedding Season is ramping up and beginning now and into the new year Isabelle’s will be apart of quite a few Wedding Shows and Fairs, with Sunday being our first. We not only had a booth taking appointments for consultations but we were apart of the fashion show at 1pm and again at 5pm.
The day was busy, and boy was it fast paced, and although I had a blast working along side my work family I missed out on a lot, and it hurts. You become a mother and your life changes in absolutely every way. For one it looks wildly different, but your priorities they change drastically. I missed a venture to the library that ended in taking home 19 books and 5 movies, I missed a visit to the pumpkin patch hunting down the bestest pimpled pumpkin, a lego tower competition, a coffee date with Sammy when Sofia was at her art class and most importantly time with my family on the weekend.
Work life balance is a struggle and quite possibly something I will probably never fully succeed at, but I’m okay with that. It’s accepting the fact of missing out on these moments that I need to be okay with. That may take some time.
** bear with me, all the images were taken on cell phones, and not the best quality. The clear ones are obviously from my Samsung while the others are from an… an… a phone that starts with a vowel. #justsayin **