The greatest commodity is time. Not money, talent or possessions, but time. I never truly realized how precious it was until I became a mother. A lot of my time was consumed with thinking about his needs, my responsibilities and everything in between. Suddenly I found myself using every minute of every day getting attempting to get things done.
Being a mom, especially a new one, we’re always looking for ways to capture these fleeting occurrences. Before they arrive we are capturing their essence with 3D photos and maternity shoots. We preserve their first outfit from the hospital and every outfit after that, scrapbook every new milestone, and have become mamarazzis for our little ones.
When 2016 started I made a commitment to myself that I would be more aware of my finances- how much I was spending and what I was spending it on, old medical bills I hadn’t addressed, my investments I was contributing to each month but had no idea how much was in it. It’s like all these things were gently haunting me and I couldn’t avoid it anymore.