Tuesday, October 12, 2010

My Journey to living my Passion!

This gummy mum is about to become a full time social mum and I am a lot excited and a little nervous ! All of you who do this full time - blog, tweet, Facebook, follow, lead, review, advertise, read, connect and keep it all under some kind of organized chaos . . . . I think I need your HELP!!!

It all started innocently enough back in May when I attended a @momstownca event with @mabelhood 's @juliecole to learn what this thing called "Twitter" was. 5 short months later and I am quitting my full time job and am lucky enough to be attending @shesconnected and @BlissdomCanada later this month. I'm even attending twitter parties, giving away IronKids vitamin prize packs and won my first prize at a twitter party this week - thanks @ThatEricAlper !

I have made personal in-real-life friendships with inspiring women (@fitandonthemove you know who you are) and on-line friendships with women who's creativity and marketing I admire (@eatingarainbow you know who you are!). I have found women who have helped me find myself (@soul_whispers) and women who want to help other women (@optimom, @WonderMoms_ca, @KatiaMillar, @marketing4moms), there are women who are loving life, Vodka & George Clooney (@CocktailDeeva), women who help promote others (@MommyPerks, @FashionMommies), women who are loyal supporters of me personally & our IronKids Gummy Vitamins (@BarleySugar, @80sgirlforever, @TrenDSpa, @InfoSara, @JackiYo, @ImFreckles, @marcyberg, @sherrirossi). Then there are those who share my love of running (@fitcheerldr, @hipcop, @kellidaisy) and so many more that share my passion for raising healthy kids - those who follow my blog know who you are !!! : )

I could go on - so many fabulous people have touched me over the past 5 months - I could never mention all of them or thank them enough for this new path I am about to take!

I am wondering if you have words of wisdom? How do you manage it all? How do you make time to follow all the fabulous blog posts, connect with your followers, manage your giveaways & reviews, support those who support you, return emails, write your own blog spots, engage on Twitter, keep up on the latest conference or tweet-up, comment on Facebook and still get to school on time to pick up your three little darlings . . .the whole reason you are making this leap . .to spend more time at home with the kids! How do you do it all?

They say if you are doing something you love and have passion for, you never work a day in your life. I get that now. I love this job. I am excited to sit at my computer and connect and write and spread the word about IronKids Gummy vitamins and share my husbands passion. And I am excited I get to be home with my kids . . . . heck, really I am excited I get to be home ALONE during the day when they are at school to get things accomplished . . . so that after school when we are home together I can focus on them!!!

I sincerely thank everyone I have "met" and I look forward to your comments here . . . you have all helped me get to here, your insight and wisdom can get me anywhere !!!