“Little Girls With Dreams Become Women With Vision.”
So anyone who knows me knows that I really do think I can do everything for everyone. Somewhere in the middle of the chaos I usually have a bit of a breakdown, re-evaluate priorities and come back stronger than ever. This is how I found myself the co-leader of my daughter’s Daisy Girl Scout Troop.
It all seemed so innocent when I arrived at the Daisy Day Event happening at a local school. I met some wonderful mothers and we started to learn the Girl Scout values and commitment. I was teasing one of my good friends that we should join forces and become co-leaders. It only took one second for my daughter, Gianna, to call me away from the meeting for my life to change. As I re-joined the group of mothers, the Girl Scout Leader congratulated me on volunteering with Ivette to be a co-leader. The only thoughts going through my head were: “This is how my big mouth gets my in trouble! Ivette I was being SARCASTIC! OH NO! How can I balance work, the girls’ dance classes, school and now Daisy Girl Scouts? We wanted to do 4H… Can I manage both?”
I have no idea what the ten parents staring at me were thinking as I stumbled through the decision. Really was it even decision?! My daughter wanted to be a Daisy and she would want me to be the leader. I can do this I just need to delegate and be a good co-leader with Ivette. I took a deep breath and decided to get some positions filled in this troop. After a few minutes we had a treasurer, a cookie manager, a grandma who had been a leader who offered to mentor us and approximately ten little girls that would become Troop 10971. Gianna was ecstatic, Ivette and I nervous and once I arrived home my husband was baffled. This blog could really use a photo of Bryce’s face when I announced that he was looking at the newest Daisy Girl Scout Leader, but I wasn’t that quick with my camera. In the moment, I didn’t understand his reasoning for being upset. He does support Gianna and I being actively involved but he couldn’t fathom how I was going to add one more thing to my workload.
I am a wife to Bryce, a mother to Gianna and Lena, dog mommy to Dixie and a daughter to Dennis, June and Bob (step). I do all the household cleaning, laundry, grocery shopping, driving kids to school and dance and all other miscellaneous mommy and stay-at-home duties. I am the Master Makeup Artist for Ethereal Beauty Elite Artistry, which entails writing blogs, creating different styles for “look of the day,” communicating with brides, working with my team, educating myself on the latest makeup and makeup trends and most importantly doing makeup. I am an esthetician at Mockingbird Heights where I do facials, waxing and consult clients on their skincare needs. Now I am also the co-leader for a Daisy Troop. On top of all that I must represent my business at all times by having my hair and makeup done every day. I have had several people say to me, “Well, you only work two days a week so, you’re considered a stay-at-home-mom.” Hmmm…. There is no title for what most mothers do in today’s society. We want to be full-time mothers and commit to full-time careers. We can do it all! Right? Well, yes I do think I can do it all. I may not be perfect at any of it, but I give it all 100%.
This week we launch into selling Girl Scout Cookies and Gianna cannot contain her excitement. I am proud to be a co-leader to ten wonderfully unique five year old girls who will grow up to be strong women. I am blessed to be the mommy of my two girls and wife to my husband. I am beyond happy to have a successful business as a makeup artist and esthetician, which has always been my dream. My life will continue to be chaotic, loud and at times overwhelming. However, it will also continue to be rewarding, filled with laughter and challenge me to become a better person. Now I am off to start my first facial of the day…. Makeup – check, hair – check and kids happy - check
“There will be so many times you feel like you’ve failed. But in the eyes, heart, and mind of your child you are Super Mom.” Stephanie Precourt