Brian and I would like to introduce the newest addition to the Kane Family, Mattson Dakota born on May 10, 2017. He is such a sweet baby who loves to be cuddled and loved. Big sister Brielle just adores him and loves to help out Mommy whenever she can. We are blessed to have two amazing healthy children.
Since the birth of our son, I’ve taken on a different role. One that I’m not use to, which is being home with a 3 year old and an infant who needs to be fed around the clock while still working from home to some extent. I have a huge appreciation for stay-at-home moms and dads. It’s no joke! For me, working is easy. Of course there is some stress along the way, but there is a routine and a sense of consistency to the day. I am responsible for one person on the clock and that’s ME. Being out of the system and pulled into a different routine has been challenging. But, part of this change has allowed me to look deeper into my purpose, my WHY. I think about what can I do to be the best in the present moment and that is to be the best ME. The best ME for my children, husband, business and for ME; we only get one shot, right?
So, what does this mean? I need to embrace the change. I’m embracing all the little changes in Mattson, like his hair coming in and his first smile. I’m appreciating how my daughter loves when I sing to her to bed knowing it will not last forever. I’m just soaking it all in. I don’t want to take it for granted and I must enjoy the present.
Physically I need to bring it! When it comes to working out, it’s going to be time management and effectiveness. I want to be able to move and feel like I did prior to having Mattson and be able to handle both of them with ease. I want to show them how strong Mom can be and be a role model for them.
Mentally I need to bring it! I need to focus on working smarter and becoming more productive. Most people like to be in their comfort zone doing the same things that they have always done. Well, it’s okay if what we do now is different from what we did before. I can appreciate this moment in my life where I can step back and see there are more effective ways of doing something. It's during these times that our motto, “Change is Now”, is right on point. We have to embrace being uncomfortable. “Fear is not real”, a quote from the movie “After Earth”. I cannot tell you how many scenarios I’ve played in my head that NEVER actually happened due to fear. All the wasted moments I spent because of fear. “Fear exists only in the minds of people who choose to experience it.” We need to embrace the unknown and the changes to be able to enjoy life in the present.
I thank you for allowing me to be vulnerable and taking this opportunity to share what has not been easy for me. Thank you to my children Mattson and Brielle and my husband Brian for loving me for just the way I am.