Monday, May 8, 2017

What Hasn't Changed Much Is What I Am And What I'm Not

I'm at the point in my life where I get a little awkward trying to explain to people what I do for a living. What I do in a day's time. Why I stay up on the overnight to get the bulk of my writing and work stuff done. It's difficult to explain to people exactly what I do for work, as a Dog Mom, as a blogger, as an author, as a creator of DIY Dog Mom Projects, for Bodacious Biscuit Love, and other miscellaneous stuff. Over the past few years, as things have evolved, it has become more awkward. Almost slightly uncomfortable.

By "uncomfortable," I don't mean it's embarrassing. I use that term "awkward" and "uncomfortable" to describe the general feeling I swim in because, most of the time, what I do is misinterpreted.

When I take the route of putting everything in a nutshell, I'm often met with replies that indicate people simply don't get it. 

"I"d love to be a work at home Dog Mom. Things would be so much easier."

"It must be nice to stay home and do crafts and bake dog biscuits all day."

"I'd love to be a stay at home Dog Mom and play with my fur-kids all day."

"You're so lucky that you get to be home all day."

"My dream is to be a stay at home Dog Mom."

The list goes on. And on. And on.

I've written about this before. Probably more than once, but as our life changes, my workload gets bigger, the hours have gotten longer, and what I do when has altered.

What hasn't changed much is what I am and what I'm not.

What I am is...

A professional who specializes in content management, social media, SEO, blogging, and marketing.

An entrepreneur.

A proud Dog Mom.

A work at home Dog Mom.

The owner and author of 2 blogs.

One of the founders of Bodacious Biscuit Love.

A DIY enthusiast with a focus on Dog Mom Projects.

A baking veteran with over 30 years under my proverbial belt.

A dog biscuit baker and dog biscuit recipe creator.

An author.

A wife.

A survivor.

A tutor.

A friend.

What I'm not is...


A stay at home Dog Mom.

A recreational crafter.

A woman with no goals, motivation, determination, and vision.

A slacker.

A victim.


A woman who judges.


A doormat.

What I am and what I'm not goes well beyond what I've listed, but you get the gist of it.

My days are long. The work, regardless of what it's in the form of, is never ending. I don't get days off. There's very little down time.

Although my workload and schedule and what I do in a day's time may change and evolve, there's one thing that never changes.

You know what that is?

I wouldn't change a thing.

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