ENTREPRENEUR-MUMMA INTERVIEW #2: JENNIFER HAGLER

29.8.14

JENNIFER HAGLER
AMM
BLOGGER & JEWELRY DESIGNER

 
HOW WAS BLOGGING INFLUENCED YOUR CREATIVE JOURNEY?
Blogging has been an integral part of my creative journey. It had introduced me to things that are new and exciting, it's been a sort of journal of my process and it has connected me with people all over the world who have similar passions.
 
WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
Blogging has also been an inspiration to stay committed, to continue with the things I enjoy even through various circumstances both good and bad.
Inspiration is a fluid thing for me, it's always changing and coming from different sources. Right now my inspiration is other moms who work in creative type fields. At times as a mother it's easy to get tunnel vision and feel like this moment will last forever, but seeing other moms who have continued to work at their career as well as raise a family really encrouaged me to continue through the trying days.
 
HOW YOU BALANCE FAMILY AND YOUR JEWELRY AND BLOGGING BUSINESS?
To be perfectly honest I don't balance it all well! Many days I wish I could choose just one thing to focus one, exclusively motherhood or exclusively work. That's not realistic though so I just do my best, which often times isn't enough, to give my attention to whoever/whatever needs me most.
At this point that usually means my days are filled with breastfeeding, diaper changes, laundry, meals and playing with my son, the occasional trip to the store and keeping everyone somewhat content. When both kids are in bed I try to work, make jewelry or answer emails or edit photos/articles for my blog. It's really like having 3 full time jobs-there simply aren't enough hours in the day to get it all done and a lot overlaps into the following days.
I try above all else to make my kids a priority though. My business and creative ventures and customers are definitely important but these two beautiful children aren't going to wait. They won't stop wondering or growing or playing and I don't want to miss any of that.
I wish I knew what that perfect balance was but I don't. My best advice is to take it a day at a time, don't over commit yourself and prioritize!

Thanks for asking me Carol, I hope this helps give your readers some honest insight!

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