Go Momma!

I am embarking on a new journey in blogger land.  The title of my next blog website will be released mid-December.  The only catch is I am still trying to figure out how to create this blog without a technical guru of some sort.  But it must be done.  It will be done. I keep reminding myself, you can do this!  It can’t be that difficult. So far, step by step using my brain, we are getting somewhere.  I am not sure where, but I will figure this out.

I appreciate the 600 something followers of my current blog and invite you to come along with me on the next phase of this adventure called life.  I will continue to learn about you and perhaps we can collaborate, share, and support bloggers out there together.

I am thrilled to announce mommapreneurship.com.  This is starting out as a way for me to express myself as a mother and creative entrepreneur.  My hope is for this blog to reach mothers who are thinking about entrepreneurship or who are “fully” entrepreneurs themselves.  As a mom, I will be asking questions like, “How can we have it all?”  “How will I balance both roles of being an entrepreneur and a mother?”

Ready.Set.Go.Momma

Kimberly

To: Dream From: Me

To: Dream
From: Me

To dream or not to dream
There is a question.
For a dream must live or
There will be life
With solemn expressions.

Empty faces
Empty places.
Clocks that go
Tick then tock.
But no one stops
to dream a lot.
So dare I dream or not?

There is no question
For only a fool am I
To not dream a dream
And risk most everything.
To dream or not to dream
That is not my question.
To dream, to dream, to dream…
Always a dreamer, now a doer too
To dream, to dream, to dream

I must stop
When the clock is not
And people watch.
They stare.
And many care,
Yet others will never stop.
But I must pause
And dream a lot, as dreamers do.
Believing, believing…
I believe in you.

WRITERS ANGST

I just wrote one of the most beautiful pieces,
At least, I feel, I have ever written.
And I saved it.
So I thought.
And then looked at the draft,
Only to see a blank page.
Nothing saved but the title “A Place”.
There is no place.
Because it is gone.
I have tried to find it with no luck.
And now I am left with writer’s block
But worst, writers angst.
I am praying that I will remember what I just wrote.
Please come back to me, words.
Are the words saved in my memory? They must be there
Somewhere. Come back!

Creating Writing Class

Hello bloggers!

I am officially enrolled in creative writing course and degree program. This has been a thrilling process because its something I’m passionate about.  Creative writing can be used in so many facets of life.  Already, I am meeting creative thinkers, and expanding vision for creative works.  So grateful for this class and new tools.  I want to share a short mini essay I wrote recently, not as an assignment.  More to come! – Kimberly

Just below the surface of the lid are the smells of old timber, the rancid odor of dreams left opened and closed. The letters, litter intermingle.  A fire nearly catches the dust, mold, impending doom.  The slamming of the metal lid upon the silver, tarnished can, rings loudly. Open then closed.  Open then closed again.  Trash imploding. Heat, flames, debris exploding.

The things she says…

…never ceases to amaze me…  My sweet girl had her first day at a new preschool today.  Her daddy picked her up and she gave all the excuses in the world to go back into the classroom. Via’s teachers said she is very outgoing with a hint of inflection in their voices.  In other words, she is beyond outgoing…a chatter box indeed.  Our chatter box.  Via loves life which is why I feel her self-proclaimed nickname of “Via” is perfect.  I think of “Viva”which in spanish means “Long live!” “Via” in spanish signifies “traveling through, in route to a destination.”  This cannot better describe our girl.  She is always moving and living life to its fullest!  Can you tell I’m a proud momma?

Although I knew she was in great hands at her new school; it was tough to let go.  How do parents do it year after year?  I don’t know but I have no choice but to find out.  Life goes on and Via keeps moving on.  Yet I miss her tremendously.  Each day I am savoring the small moments, the big moments, the “ah ha” moments, the “melt down” toddler moments and everything in between.  I’m currently working on an e-text book which I feel will be a wonderful tribute to my sweet girl.  Also, I have a vision for a series of e-text books to be offered to parents.

I want to share all the details with you but must abstain since the project is still in the works.  However, if you are a parent of a toddler who would be interested in answering a few questions regarding how your child learns and reads best, please contact me.  In order for these e-text books to be successful; I am researching toddlers and learning.

Until we meet again in WordPress bloggerville, see you!

Peace. Love. Create.

Kimberly

 

Mommapreneurship

I want to hear from the mommapreneur’s out there.  How do you DO it?  What is it like being a mom and an entrepreneur?  What are the highs, lows and the in-between, or what I call the “tweeners” of your experience?

I feel like we can all learn from one another’s experience, so lets keep sharing.

The highs for me today include quality time with my little love bug..which included playing “Snow White” dress up and pretend play.  Also I love when our girl says “Yes, mommy..okay.”  Especially since the word YES, is a rarity at this age. Mostly, I hear her saying” No” or “All by myself.”  Don’t get me wrong, I am all about fostering independence, but a “Yes” every once in a while, is music to my ears.

The “Tweener” moments include the endless clean-up around the house, and my creative mind racing with ideas; while my practical mind is saying ” woah, slow it down. Patience.”  There are more ideas than time to do it, so it seems.

The “Lows” would include getting over a really annoying, ugly virus that pretty much swiped me out this week.  Body is recovering yet still feels weak.  We passed around this bug for two weeks, back and forth.  Thankful our little love bug is healthy!

Grateful for the highs, the lows and the tweeners.  That’s what being a mommapreneur is all about.  For the newbies, welcome to Mommapreneurship.

Live. Love. Create

Kimberly

Mommapreneur

I’m feeling sleep deprived, yes.  I feel like I need coffee but I know if I drink it, the sleep deprivation will only be masked. And then suddenly it will all hit me this afternoon.  But I persist, despite the mommy fatigue.  This journey is a wild, unpredictable, bumpy, exciting, infuriating, joyful, exhausting and peaceful experience.  I am a “Momma-preneur”.  I have always wanted two things: To be a Mommy and to be an Entrepreneur of creativity.   It’s not easy and our family and sweet baby girl will always be number one.  But I push forward.

I have been a “fighter” since childhood when I realized that I had a choice.  I could continue to spell my letters backwards and sink into grade failure and social isolation OR I could thrive and learn a new way of existing in an academic environment.  It took a lot of hard work but I adapted to my environment from early education all the way up to college.  Yet this journey was everything I described in being a “Momma-preneur”: wild, unpredictable, bumpy, exciting, infuriating, joyful, exhausting and peaceful.  And without family support, friends and an innate will to thrive; I know I wouldn’t be where I am now in life.

And so, I often asking myself, what more can I do to “refuel” and take care of myself so that I can be this Momma-preneur to the best of my ability.  That is my focus this week.  How can I find small moments, for meditation and total relaxation…I have been attending leadership meetings at UCF with amazing, strong, independent women.  A common theme I have heard is that it is not “balance” one needs, it is “harmony.”  And therefore, I continue to strive for harmony. A thought I would like to leave you with today is , ” If anything can go well, it will.”  (one of my favorite quotes)

In Harmony,

Kimberly

 

New Adventures

Dear Blogger friends,

It’s been too long in writing…yet again.  Life brings its curve balls and I recently was hit with a few.

But it’s what you do with those curves that matters.  So very excited to announce that I am working on a creative project that I feel women, especially mommies/ babies will truly relate to.  Not sure when it will be done, but instead of worrying about the final date; I’m enjoying the process.

If you get a chance check out 9Bliss.com.  I wrote an article about Herbal Tea and Pregnancy and I’m excited to announce that it’s officially being published online next Wednesday, March 5th on this site.

I want to share a photo of my sassy Olivia Daisy.  She is the inspiration for my new creative project.

Sweet Dreams,

Kimberly

This day…

I am very excited to begin the adventure of writing lyrics about empowerment, freedom, justice, self-advocacy and more.  I’m using my own stories which are driving the story-telling of writing personal lyrics. But I am also greatly drawing upon experience from working in the field of community mental health and Disabilities.

From this day onwards, I will be focusing on writing lyrics regarding this topic of justice/equality…as an outlet to release inner frustration and to be a voice of change and empathy for those who are seeking change and empathy.

I will be posting lyrics about this topic and demo’s of the lyrics I create.  For now, it will be mostly lyrics until I get around to recording all the songs in my head.

Good night blogger friends,

 

Kimberly

 

2014, it’s about time.

Not that I am counting the minutes, hours or days… 2013 has been pretty great but I am very excited for 2014~

2012 I said good ridden’ to, 2013 was pretty great and now 2014..I can’t help but have higher expectations. It seems like my wishes are being answered. I asked for new opportunities, new doors to open up…they are opening for me.  As the old saying goes, “Be careful what you wish for..because it might just happen”.. Or at least I think that is how it goes.  It seems like it is all happening at once.  So with this New Year, comes a lot of reflection, insight, meditation and trusting my instinct.  Also I am working on prioritizing my time better, saying “no”, and focusing on goals which are most important for this year.  I know one thing for sure.  I love my job in supporting people with disabilities (even though I don’t like the word itself).  Also, I feel increasingly in need of music, lyric writing and recording songs.  Each year I feel a stronger urge to do so.  Music is in my blood.  It is my soul and without it, I feel kind of dull. Hmm that rhymes..Happy New Years from one blogger to another blogger!

Kimberly

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