Just a picture of happiness from my corner of the world, to yours, wherever that might be!
I had no particular feelings of happiness or joy as I was taking out the garbage this morning. Yes, it does give me a feeling of refreshment but, happiness, not really.
But then something caught the corner of my eye. Two little pairs of rain boots. Sitting there under a hanger that I placed so my little ones could hang their own jackets when they come home.
I smiled a great big smile and thanked my lucky stars that I am a mom and have such precious little children.
Instead of putting away those two little rain boots, since it is a perfectly sunny day here in Istanbul, I let them remain in their spots, as if they were pieces of precious decors. To me, in fact, they are! :)
Take for example, yesterday. I was all excited about going to my office for the first time.
Well, guess what happened, it started to snow. I was afraid to take my car out so called a taxi. There were none. So I called DH who was close by and he said he would pick me up in 5 minutes or so. After 40 minutes of no-show I furiously left the building to find a taxi. Dropped my phone in the rush. Broke the LCD screen. Started to cry from my frustration.
By the time I actually managed to get myself to “work” I was so shaken up by the chain of events that I couldn’t study, I couldn’t work, I couldn’t do anything.
Luckily, I had a meeting in the early afternoon and had a friendly and warm (though we sat in the garden sort of shivering) meeting with the two founding partners of Green PR. So at least that was nice!
Today I am up and awake nice and early. Hopefully before anybody wakes up, I will get some studying done and then get myself to my office!
I know I have neglected my personal blog for quite some time.
In between my role as Happiness CEO @pOOplie and studying for the CMP exam and of course my little ones I have not been able to log in and write so much as just a few lines.
As of tomorrow though, I will be leaving the secure grounds of my home to come and work in an office.
Hopefully working in an environment where there won’t be distractions such as laundry, cleaning and cooking will enable me to manage my time more efficiently and I will be able to pick up my old habit of coming to this little corner of the world I have here, to post about life with my little ones.
As the year comes to an end and the holidays fall upon us, what better way to look back at all the great things that happened last year than to open up one’s very own blog! :)
Life has been a lot of fun lately but it’s also been very demanding of my time and I haven’t even had the chance to drop casual e-mails to my loved ones scattered around the world, let alone keep blogging here.
Not having the time to scatter around in the basement to find our x-mas tree and ornaments, I went out to buy new ones over the weekend.
The fun part was that I bought a tree only so tall that my little ones could decorate by themselves and I let each pick their very own choice of ornaments. We ended up coming home with colorful and shiny boots and mushrooms and bells!
Hardly my idea of a good decor combination, but they were happy so I was happy of course.
But let this blogpost be a start to it all.
I read somewhere that IKEA’s founder, Ingvar Kamprad divides up his entire day into 10 minute slots and tries to waste as few of them as possible. I will try to follow his footsteps in that sense!
For now though, merry x-mas everyone in the world!
Remember I had admitted in my very first blogpost that I didn’t even know how to start a blog until I started dreaming of a project that I believe someday would move a huge number of moms from point A (aggravation) in life to point B (betterness) in life? I don’t know if I mentioned that this project is as focused on the sustainable usage of world resources, as it is on spreading happiness to moms and thus their children? Well, it is.
And, guess what?
Yesterday in honor of the 5th year of my motherhood, we did it! We launched pOOplie!