Besides my lovely job of taking care of my son during the weekdays, I also work part time as a team member for Speedy Signs. Right now I’m kind of a project, or perhaps my tasks are. They’ve assigned me to work on the social media aspect of their marketing, and so I’ve been at it with the blogs, tweets and Pinterest pins. Dream job, HELLO!
Anyways, Speedy is having a really cool giveaway right now. They are offering $1000 worth of a vast array of products for one lucky potential/new business owner. There are NO STRINGS ATTACHED to this one, friends. No lengthy assignment, no essay on why you think you should win it, and definitely no purchase necessary. I think one of the smartest and most genuine way to promote your business is to in turn promote others, and that is what they are trying to do!
I know for me, when I hear the word “business” I think of accountants or a storefront of some kind. But we aren’t limiting this giveaway to that. Are you an aspiring professional photographer? Did you just start up a booth at your local farmers market? Perhaps you are trying to open up a cupcake shop and could really use a financial boost. Are you a band that needs an awesome banner for your merch table? Want to start a non-profit that will benefit the world around you? The stories and dreams are endless, and we welcome all entries!
So here’s all that you have to do. Visit the Speedy Signs Blog Giveaway Post and click on the link that will take you to the entry form. They are only asking for general information so that if you win, they can contact you. That’s it!
Today is a very special day, for it is my one and only little Abram’s very first birthday!
I am sad to say that he is no longer technically Abe the Babe, but Abe the Toddler.
This past year has been incredible. Abram was a surprise pregnancy that wasn’t taken all that well, and boy did I fight it til the very end up until the moment he was born. But that moment changed my life (ugh, now I’m starting to gross myself out a little with all of this mush) and my life certainly has not been the same!
Having a child has taught me things I don’t think I would have learned without one. The biggest lesson would have to be the realization of how naturally selfish I was and can still be at any given moment. It definitely taught me that I am a lot stronger than I give myself credit for. It’s like babies windmill kick you into adulthood, no matter how “adult” we may think we already are. And from what I hear, I’ve got plenty more lessons to learn.
But putting the lessons aside, it’s just been a blast. This kid is hilarious, and there is not a day that goes by that I’m not bent over with laughter from some form of entertainment Abram is providing me. And he’s only 1! I cannot imagine what he will come up with in the years to come.
My favorite part about being a mom is having the opportunity to help create a man. Abram may only be 12 months old right now, but one day he will be A MAN. That’s insane to think about. I want him to be the kind of man that intentionally loves the people around him. The kind of man that serves others, and that actually uses his gifts to worship in whatever form that may be. I mean, not gonna lie: hope that’s music. But it could be sports, writing, photography, organization, etc. I just want him to love God with all that he is and all that he has. You don’t meet those people everyday. Daniel and I have quite the responsibility on our hands. Thank God for grace and forgiveness, cause I know screw ups (and many of them) lie ahead.
Well now I’m just gonna cry. Happy Birthday Abram Isaiah Webb!
This weekend was stressful. I didn’t really like it all that much. Granted, the stressfulness of it was caused by none other than yours truly. But still.
Last night I was kind of at my wits end and ready to crash; Abram had been in the worst mood all day yesterday. But still felt like I needed to be doing something. There’s a whole long list of stuff to get done for Abram’s party on Saturday, and I just didn’t want to procrastinate.
But I was starting to feel hostile towards that list.
Earlier that day, I happened to open the hallway closet (that never gets opened) to find a vhs that would hopefully entertain Abram for 3 minutes and out tumbled a giant car seat box I had saved to make him a little house out of. I set it aside and picked out Toy Story 2. He ended up not paying one seconds notice to it. I never put the box back.
So back to my hostility. I’m standing there feeling the urge to do SOMETHING productive, but that list just repulsed me. I remembered the box, quickly grabbed it and started cutting. I was focused and really enjoying my time making this little house. When I was done, I felt like it needed something else, so I ran and got another box that was sitting in my room and started cutting that. A half a role of duct tape later, I had a main house with a little tunnel that had saloon-like doors.
I HAD SO MUCH FUN. It was nice to use my hands and focus on something that wasn’t pressing. There was no need for me to make that play house for Abram. I was just doing it because I wanted to. When I was done, all that stress and anxiety I was feeling had melted away.
Sometimes we need to just stop and participate in an enjoyable activity. It ends up being more therapeutic than we realize.
If you are close to a breaking point and start to feel negative about everything you have to do, then stop what you are doing. Pick up scissors and a piece of paper and cut out some shapes. Play a video game. Paint your nails. Grab your kids coloring books and focus on coloring in the lines. Bake a cake for no reason. Bounce a ball outside.
Sounds silly, but I bet you’ll feel better when your done.