The question I get asked most by my readers, friends, and everyone under the sun on a daily basis is how do you balance my work and family. After years of trying to achieve this, I’ve finally come to the conclusion that there is no such thing as balance. It’s more like a juggling act, so you need to learn how to throw and catch three balls at once. And hopefully, none are dropped.
Never in a million years did I think I would be running a full time social media company, while raising three kids in New York City. Most of you know, my husband Jason travels a ton for his job, for long periods of time, so most of the time I am by myself. Our crazy lives evolved organically over the years, and as Jason progressed in his career, travel became more frequent. By the time we had our third baby Gemma, I was in the hospital bed taking conference calls, because my site doesn’t run if I don’t manage the day to day. I’ve learned to make things work. I truly believe in the saying where there is a will, there is a way, carrying it as my daily mantra. I’ve learned that, as much as I want it to be, not everything can be perfect. I ask for help when needed, plan ahead, take deep breaths, and invest in things that will make your life easier. That’s my crock pot for dinners, weekly blow outs so I look somewhat put together, my initial necklace that I wear everyday, and I never leave home with out my O-Venture accessories.
O-Venture is a style and simplification brand that started as a simple idea, but has become a worldwide O-bsession. It allows women to stay hands free in style – giving them more time in their day. I discovered the Big O Key Ring last holiday season on Oprah’s list of favorite things. Living in NYC, we need keys for our apartments, key fobs for the kids schools, keys for car, and keys for mailbox. On any given day, I’m usually carrying a ton of work packages on the elevator, or holding the kids hands or their bags, so the fact that the Big O Key Ring slides right onto my arm, leaving my hands free is a godsend. Not to mention, our apartment door locks automatically so my daily checklist in my head when running out the door is to look for my silver ring making sure I won’t lock myself out, which has happened many times turning into a nightmare when waiting for the porters to come and open the door.
Over the time, the brand has expanded, thankfully, because I don’t think I could live without my Ossential Wallet. This card case is 4 ½ by 3 inches, which is the perfect size to hold your ID, credit cards and cash. Its expandable side makes for easy access, and it has fun aqua interior fabric. I attach my combo O-Ventor pieces together, keeping my everyday must-have essentials in check.
O-Venture accessories include the Big O Key Ring, Ossential card cases, Accessories and cOmbOs, all available in more than 80 colors and styles. I love that I can change them out each season keeping my look fresh, and my life in order. O-Venture celebrates saving women time by simplifying their lives and making their keys and other essentials easily accessible and within reach, and this busy mama couldn’t agree more. So, take a page from my book. Don’t look for balance, just look for things that will help you not drop the ball!
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