When I had my first son in 2004, I was working full-time in NYC and just wasn’t head over heels in love with what I was doing. I liked my job I just didn’t love my job. I remember thinking that I wanted my newborn baby to always see his mother go off to work happy, not stressed and overwhelmed by it. It was right about that time in my life when I discovered the big, wide world of the Internet! Believe it or not, I started forging into the waters of blogging over 10 years ago. Chatting with other moms online was such a wonderful way for me to be connected and share how I was feeling and truthfully, not feel alone. Knowing that I needed to provide an income for our family, it was truly at that moment 10+ years ago when I posed the question to myself, “Can I somehow make a living online?”
Fast forward to 12 years later, the answer to that question is YES. I was able to create the perfect dream job for myself and my family as a digital influencer. Every single day I wake up excited to blog, tweet, Facebook, pin, instagram and do videos! I absolutely love connecting with moms and dads online from all over the world. It truly is for me, the most perfect job ever. I’ve been able to carve out a schedule that works for our family and for that alone… I feel very lucky and blessed. Work for me is a top priority because it provides for our family financially. I have literally turned this “little blog” that I started years ago into our family business, even my husband blogs over at RedefiningDad.com. When work calls, I go… and I am fortunate to have a family that supports and backs me 100%.
Many times I partner with brands and companies on projects where there are photo/video shoots that need to get done. Production teams are hired and a brand is depending on me to show up and give my 110%! Let’s put it this way, I can’t afford to get sick before one of these special projects because besides me, there are other people needing me to show up and give it my all. But… let’s face it, there are times when I’m sick and I just can’t avoid it. With 5 kids, this happens a ton throughout the winter months in our house! There is always a cold going around with someone. A perfect night’s sleep is key for me when I have a cold, but sleep is harder to get when you’re up all night feeling sick (and knowing you HAVE to work that next day!).
What do you do when you just can’t call in sick? I know I’m not alone in this kind of situation, especially when it does come to work. Having to take a sick day means missing out on the things you HAVE to do, like your job and other responsibilities, as well as the things you WANT to do, like family moments, friends and events.
Fortunately there is something you CAN do to give yourself relief and make sure you’re getting a good sleep… say hello to NyQuil. We all know NyQuil as the nighttime, sniffling, sneezing, coughing, aching, fever, best sleep with a cold medicine. When you take NyQuil, you’ll get relief from your cold, cough, and flu symptoms resulting in a restful sleep so you can enjoy whatever it is you need to do (and be at) in the morning!
In life there are just moments and things that can’t be missed even when you’re sick – I love knowing that there is something to make it a little easier for me! I mean, come on, who has time for a sick day?? Even when work is over, I still have my 5 little ones to get home to and be present and ready for! Thanks to NyQuil I don’t have to miss my big work moments and jobs, or my family moments either! My life is about enjoying every moment and embracing the adventure each day brings. So I’m thankful NyQuil relieves my cough & cold symptoms for a great night’s sleep to allow me to keep me going!
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Disclosure: This is a sponsored posting with Vicks as part of their Ambassador Network. All opinions are 100% my own.