|This is the my family, (charity photo shoot in 2008)|
We share our living quarters with Charlie (Sweet Charlotte) the pink tailed Havanese. (Why she has a pink tail is a whole other story and will be saved for another blog) and "Tiger the greatest cat to ever live" Johnson.
|Charlie our Girl Dog (you can tell by the pink tail)|
|Tiger the Fiercest feline in town (with newbie Maaren)|
I am a corporate world run-away and now much prefer my life of raising children and running my empire of designing and making jewellery, I am a true "Mompreneur". I started my company, Aly Dahl Designs last year and have only ever regretted my decision to leave my well paid, high-heeled, suit wearing life twice. Once when I started getting my monthly BC Med bills in the mail (free health care my a**), and the other when I got really sick and couldn't take a day off.. I miss paid sick days. So all in all, I have no "real" regrets of leaving corporate world behind.
Since I was little I knew I wanted to be a mom and own my own business. I am currently living my dream, my business is still in the start up stages and way more money has gone out than has come in, but I have never been happier, ever. If I described to you 15 years ago what my perfect life would look like, I would have described it as "Having a loving husband, a couple of kids, owning my own business, having great friends, doing something creative, travelling the world shopping for beautiful things, and not having to worry about money".
So far I have a wonderful husband who is not only loving but helpful, courteous, funny, handsome,but he is also my best friend. I have 2 beautiful children who are a constant source of entertainment and joy (with a side of hair-pulling frustration and heart break). I am lucky enough to have a full roster of amazing friends most of which I am able to stumble home from. I create pieces of jewellery with my hands, run and own my own business, I get to shop for amazing stones and metals, and although I have only travelled to Las Vegas this year the plans are in the works to travel more for the business. The only thing I am missing is the not having to worry about money.
Late last year my husband was laid off along with a hundred other elevator mechanic's in training. So not only am I a stay at home mompreneur, our family is a stay at home household with pre-school aged kids. We spend A LOT of time together. Sometimes, too much.. but to be totally honest, I will really be sad when he goes back to work. He is a really good stay at home dad and I am not sure I can go back to doing it all... he has WAY more patience than I do!
Well that's a bit about me and mine.... Until next time, Aly