No, I don’t have a bun in the oven! Nor is there one planned for anytime soon. However, when I was pulling magazine clippings for my values collage cards earlier this month, I happened to come across several Asian-American babies, kids and moms (and a dad!). I figured I’d grab them while I could since it’s rare to see faces like me in the mainstream media (although it’s getting better).
I’m still not 100% sure I’m ready to take the parenthood leap (and who ever is?!) I love my quiet mornings where I get to wake up without an alarm clock. I worry that being an HSP would make motherhood ultra-draining. Plus, Brian and I are used to living pretty independent and flexible lives (which include lots of sleep and a deep involvement in our work). Life is good. Sure, we’ve talked about having a family… in the future. When I look at this collage, I see a vision that’s fun, creative, loving, connected, healthy and joyful, so that makes the whole idea a little less scary. And it reminds me of the magic of childlike wonder.
Last week, I was in Montclair after my dentist appointment and I walked by this super cute storefront called The Tulip Grove. I’m going to a friend’s baby shower this weekend, so I figured I’d go in and get a gift. This is not just a baby shop, it’s also a community/education center complete with a classroom for workshops and support groups. I was talking to the store owner because I love to connect with local entrepreneurs and it turns out that I met her business partner last year at a Ladies Who Launch event. I remember her talking about this vision she had to create a destination spot for new moms. It was awesome to see how beautifully her vision came to life! And I love knowing that should the time come for me to need a resource like that, I know where to go!
Oh, and one other random thing about my collage… The strawberry is actually scratch n’ sniff! I just had to cut it out cuz it smelled so good. I used to have a scratch n’ sniff sticker collection when I was a kid, so it seemed appropriate for this piece. 🙂