Think about that one thing you want to have or become, and then think about what’s stopping you from getting there.
People are bound by their natural limitations. More so, for us supermoms!
Our time is limited, our patience is limited, our friends, limited!, our finances suddenly become limited (can’t buy that pair of shoes?!), and our choices are limited.
So how do we keep the ball of life rolling and improving?
Here are three ways I learned that could help us transcend our mom-limitations.
1. Think about the LIMITLESS things (or make them)
While ‘countable’ nouns like our baby’s diaper, is limited, other concepts like faith, hope, and GOALS are unlimited. So that’s the first step – focus on your goals.
Though we know that as mere humans, we don’t get to rely on any supernatural powers to transform ourselves into a billionaire in a snap; we can, however, visualize that idea and then set small specific ways to reach it.
And because no one restricts our imagination, we can conceive bigger, better dreams in life.
While values like ‘love’ and ‘patience’ may be ‘limited,’ it’s something that we can control and; as Gary Chapman would put it, “refill” to become full again. So as mommies, we can def. have more of our love and patience as we wish it. #SuperUnli
2. Ignore the haters
Let’s face it; moms will always have haters. Could be fellow moms or nosy neighbors, and could come in any form at work or in public.
But good thing that mothers naturally have an “I don’t give a fu*k” kind of attitude – especially when we are in the middle of house chores, commute, and (duh) growing another human being.
Besides, haters and other spectators of our lives tend to box us in a frame that discounts our potential for success. Listening to them will only hurt our goals, so we need to filter out the bad things and look only to supportive or critical comments that help us transcend the hate.
3. ACCEPT your limitations and COLLABORATE
Ignoring others’ conspiracy theories against us doesn’t mean that we deny our weaknesses and constraints. It only means that we know of our imperfections, yet we choose to do something about it so we could rise in the end.
As a working mom, I consider that my time for doing specific things will always be limited. But it doesn’t mean I won’t get to do them all.
Because of my collaboration with my parents, siblings, husband, and officemates, I can transcend that lack of time and be able to do everything I need!
Thank God for the Internet as well. Now, working, being a mom, and communicating is made easier and more feasible when we connect through gadgets over cyberspace.
On the topic of digital advantages, I also got to witness another magic of the digital world last night, at a fashion event presented by Norde International. It was a collaboration with fashion designer Happy Andrada.
The dresses that were presented displayed a concoction of floral prints, wavy dresses, and edgy blazers that have indeed captured my young and feminine heart (wehe). I love them!
But what shocked me, even more, is the fact that all the designs were directly DIGITALLY PRINTED.
Those designs were expertly drawn and colored by Andrada’s team of artists, sent over to Norde office to be printed straight out from a big machine called Kornit Allegro.
“The Kornit Allegro is a single-step digital textile printing system designed for high-speed end-to-end production. It allowed Happy Andrada to directly print her artworks on different kinds of fabridc without losing its design quality” – words from the booklet.
And the finished products were stunning! I wouldn’t think that those dresses were digitally printed because of how precise they looked on the runway.
It’s the first time that I have truly appreciated the marriage of three industries I didn’t previously think could happen – fashion, art, and print technology.
Being that I used to think fashion is only restricted to dress-cutting and sewing; art is just about drawing and painting while printing is merely a clever way of putting ink on paper.
But now seeing these fashion pieces and hearing the story of its production has left me inspired. Imagine, what Happy Andrada took 3-6 months to do (from pre-prod to post) in the past, she was able to do in a month through digital printing.
That is surely one way to transcend one’s time and craft!
No wonder that the event was titled “Transcendence,” which means ‘to cut across,’ ‘rise above’ or ‘surpass.’
Who would have thought that today’s fashion event could bring so much inspiration to a super mom like me.
At this point think about that one thing you want to have or become. Is there anything stopping you from getting there?
Fashion designer Happy Andrada
Photographer: Shaira Luna
Kornit Allegro is distributed by Norde International Distributors, Inc.
Visit their showroom at 104 Kalayaan Ave., Quezon City.