Monday, March 5, 2012

Tattoo mom of two

Life as I know it has changed with the new addition. Time for me dwindles more and more. it's been interesting finding the rhythm of everyday life as a mom of two. Now that work has been thrown into the mix, it becomes more challenging. I can have my time in the car on the way to work or if they both simultaneously sleep and I happen to be awake, which is rare.

I'm typing this one handed while I breast feed and cuddle my newborn and balancing my computer on my side.

My everyday task workload has multiplied by two. Keep both of them fed, clothed, bathed, napped, and stimulated. Then there's myself. If I can check off two on that list for myself then I'm doing well for the day. Then add up the household chores such as clean the house, cooking meals, and doing laundry.

Then there's my paying job as a tattooist. When Joslyn was 5 weeks, I had to go back to work. As a self employed person, if you don't work then you don't get paid. Hence the shortened maternity leave. Just because I'm in the studio two days doesnt mean I sill don't work everyday. I'm constantly answering emails, booking my appointments and consultations, and drawing and researching for tattoo appointments. The emails have been flying in at warped speed. Some days I've gotten 5 requests in one day. My iCal and iCloud aren't syncing properly or it's really just me. It's so difficult to keep up with all of the emails and booking things without putting a name to a face. The other junk emails come in, and I lose contact occasionally. Please bear with me if I haven't gotten back to you for a few days, and contact me again.

If you want to get tattooed by me, you must come to me in NJ. No more traveling. No night appointments either. I'm booking into May for Fridays and June for Saturdays. You can come in for a consult sooner.

Holy cow... Thank God most days I can harness my inner super hero and utilize my special mom super powers. Thank God for coffee and my husband. He's been a huge help. AND little J sleeps for most of the night so far. Knock on wood.

I've attempted to write about the pain med free birth more than once. It still sits in my files as a draft. Perhaps I'll find time to finish and post it, but for now it hangs in cyberspace purgatory. Someday it will appear here for you to read.

I feel guilty writing when there's so much work to be done. I have three drawings due this week. I could be folding laundry while they nap, which she's been doing 99% of the time for most of Talon's nap time. What a relief.

Check out my little bebe....

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