My Life In Six Words

June 27, 2008

I have been tagged by Briana's Mom.
Here is the task.......describe your life in only 6 words............I know what you are is someone so chatty going to use only 6 words to describe themselves?

Let me tell is not easy, but after much thought this is what I came up with.......

"Juggling: Motherhood & Climbing the Corporate Ladder"

OK.....I cheated a little, if you count the "&" as a word.....but this was the best that I could do!

You see that woman up there in the corner....that is me.....I feel that I am always juggling.....I need to be a great Mommy and wife, a successful business woman, a wonderful cook, a fabulous friend, and keep our house as clean as a model home.

Sounds like a lot doesn't it? I know I am not the only one who handles this kind of juggling act......we all do these things, but I have a Type A personality. Everything that I do has to be done with perfection...I have a tendency to be a people pleaser....take on more than I should......and have a twinge of OCD when it comes to my home.

There are never enough hours in the day.....sometimes I feel stretched and at times the stress of my job is taken out on my family.

I do have a wonderful job, so I shouldn't be complaining....I have worked for this company for 5 years and have a lot of flexibility in my days which allows me to jump into Mommy mode at the drop of a hat! I don't punch a clock, and you would think since I worked from home, I would be micro-managed....NOT. I honestly have a dream job, but here is the part that makes me a little nuts.....I am running the show when it comes to Sales and Marketing for our company and have had a record breaking 2 years and now feel some pressure to keep going at the current pace.....not to mention that I am the only woman working in a predominantly male industry. I absolutely love my job and what I do, and love that I am able to work and still be a mom, but there are days that it is a real balancing act!
So now, I am going to leave you with these 6 words:

"So Blessed To Have This Life"

Not a day goes by that I don't thank God for the life I have.....there are so many horrible things in this world in which we live. I was given a second chance at life, I was given a second chance at love. We were blessed with the miracle of two children, we have an incredible circle of family and friends and we have a wonderful place to call our home.
Now if you made it through all of that, I need to tag 5 more people and I am going to pick people that I have never tagged before:

Sandra at The Daily Grind

Janet at A Joyful Life

Alyson and Ford at Imagine Alyzabeth An...

Here are the rules........ you need to describe your life in 6 words, link back to me, and then tag another 5 people. Leave them a comment to let them know they are tagged.

Good Luck!


Jodee said...

It sounds like you have a fabulous job! I can totally relate to the whole juggling act. Some days it can be sooooo overwhelming. However, after Kamree was born, I started letting alot of little things go. I am very Type A too so this was a very difficult task for me! I know in about 18 years my house will be tidy again! In the meantime, I am trying to enjoy every second of the chaos!

Jodee said...

P.S. Hey, Lisa -- I think we were leaving comments for each other at the exact same time! Too funny! Thanks for the compliment on Kamree's picture. I will be posting all of the new pictures on Monday. They turned out really good this time!

Have a great weekend!

Shelly and Family said...

Hey Lisa....I just got the info on the tag and I am in. I will work on it over the weekend!

BTW...I too have a touch of OCD! At times, it can drive me totally crazy!

a Tonggu Momma said...

I loved your last paragraph... second chances are really wonderful blessings, aren't they?

The Husband also received a second chance at love AND a second chance at life. His attitude sounds very similar to yours. I guess it's difficult to feel differently when you feel so, so blessed.

Shelly and Family said...

Got my tag done...go check it out!

Alyson and Ford said...

I am working on our post now..It will be our "Three Word Sunday" post!

Alyson LID 01/27/06

Lisa said...

You really do have a blessed life and it is so great that you realize it. I am a type A too but after having kids they have mellowed me out a little bit. Great post!

kerri said...

So blessed to have this life, that is beautiful Lisa. Feeling the same her. ;)
Now about that housecleaning, LOL...

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

I feel the same way with my life too... I have had my ups and downs and I think I finally - well, I know I finally have found my 'path' in life... take care

Anonymous said...

I loved your 6 words! They were great. They also sound a bit familiar to my life too...only with one less child. :o)

Briana's Mom said...

Love it! What a great post!

I am sure juggling can be overwhelming, but it sounds like you are doing a fabulous job!

Headmeister said...

Hey girl! I haven't forgotten that you tagged me for this - I'll be sure to get to it either today or tomorrow! :)