Happy Saturday! I really wanted to post this week and I used last week’s late posting as a buffer so here is another Saturday blog! I will do my best to get my usual Tuesday one out this coming Tuesday.
A lot of times my topic comes to me through my readings and reflections but to be honest, things have been busy. Maybe I should give you all an update and introduce you to me because I have a lot of new subscribers that may not know much about me. My name is Dominique obviously and I am an entrepreneur and single mom of two who loves to read, spend time in her garden and loves her kids. I have two dogs and a rabbit and secretly want a mini farm. (Shh, keep it between us). Tropsical is my company and we make ice pops (paletas), boozy pouches and other yummy frozen treats. I also help my parents with their businesses so you can imagine, things get hectic. I am learning and growing as a Christian. The journey has been challenging but also rewarding.
I have written blogs about consistency yet my blog postings have been inconsistent. As I think about it, there really is no reason not to be consistent with my blogs. So I will try to do better, I used to post on Tuesdays pretty consistently so I will keep the Tuesday/ Wednesday post date. If you don’t see a blog by Thursday, please feel free to message me! I really think it is time for me to get my planner to keep me organized. I have been getting things checked off of my to do list and sticking to my budget. I finally got my Apple Watch synced to the new phone (it literally took the entire day). And for the past two weeks I have been pretty consistent with closing my rings. These days I am more active than I was before but I am also incorporating stretches and walking until I can get back to the gym.
Earlier this year, I was contacted by an auto dealership to partner with them as a brand ambassador and as part of that, a couple months ago, I directed and starred in a vehicle commercial. The video hit 70k views last week on the videographer’s YouTube channel so that is pretty amazing. I still don’t know how to feel about it. I have a few other projects that I want to work on but the end of the year is about to be a busy time for me and I don’t want to stretch myself too thin.
I was speaking to a friend of mine about parenting and re-parenting your inner child. We have all gone through something that we consider traumatic. Sometimes that inner child is still waiting for validation or love and we have to step up and honor them. It’s also challenging to navigate your past while trying to ensure that your kids’ present isn’t traumatic. The work is necessary though, setting healthy boundaries and helping them to have the confidence needed to speak up and not learn certain behaviors. Be gentle with yourself if you are re- parenting yourself or think you are having a hard time parenting. You won’t always get it right but being honest about it will help you get through it. Be open for feedback and communication in general.
That’s about it for me for now, if there is anything you would like me to discuss or something you want to know more about, please feel free to leave a comment. Look out on Tuesday for the new blog