It's working for Kindal White, Lifestyle Blogger and Director of Operations of Lady Sharon’s Soul Food Kitchen
My mom has always wanted a food truck, for as long as I can remember. So quite naturally, my family and I were committed to helping her live out her dreams and all that may come with it. We instantly became business developers, operations specialists, social media marketers, financial advisors, and so much more. All while learning as we went along. This 3-year journey has taught us the power of community.
Give yourself grace. Grace to grow into motherhood. You won’t have all the answers and that’s ok. Enjoy the process of learning and evolving into the mother your child son needs.
My mom has always wanted a food truck, for as long as I can remember. So quite naturally, my family and I were committed to helping her live out her dreams and all that may come with it. We instantly became business developers, operations specialists, social media marketers, financial advisors, and so much more. All while learning as we went along. This 3-year journey has taught us the power of community. Lady Sharon’s Soul Food Kitchen has become a staple food truck in the Richmond, VA area. Serving commercial offices, neighborhoods, school, churches and so many other venues. Our commitment is to give our customers an unforgettable dining experience and leave them having a “soulful day”.
Not at all. I saw myself in power suits and heels, taking on corporate America.
The truth is, I don’t… I recognize that sometimes I’m not able to manage it all and that ok. I do what I can each day and that’s it. Most recently, I’ve tried putting more systems in place to keep me on schedule, like meal planning, batch photo shoots and scheduling posts ahead of time. But ultimately, I only work in the capacity that I have. One of the biggest things I treasure about being a digital content creator is the amazing community I have built. I’m there for them and they’re there for me.
Leaning more into really cultivating my blog and providing resources there. I’ve only been a wife for three years and a mother for 15 months, but boy do I have a lot to share haha. If someone can learn from both my positive and negative experiences, I’m serving my purpose.
To be honest, I’m still figuring it out. Some days I’m able to knock out all my tasks ahead of schedule and retire early. And other days I’m burning the midnight oil. But I do try to build in days of self-care. Whether that’s going to get a massage or a manicure and pedicure.
To be present and in the moment. Throughout this pandemic, so many lives have been lost and families changed forever. I’ve learned that it’s so important to spend time with the ones you love. And not only spend time with them, but to create lasting memories.
Absolutely! Babies are so unpredictable and there were times where I was late to meetings, interrupted during presentations because he was fussy, and several other things. Curating my work blocks around his typical feeding and nap schedules helped a little bit, but again babies are so unpredictable!
Accept help when it offered and never be afraid to ask for assistance when you need it. I made the mistake of trying to take on everything, no matter how overwhelming it was, and I paid the price emotionally and mentally. Having others step in doesn’t make you a bad mother.
My entire family really came through for me, but I’d have to say my mom. When my husband’s paternity leave ended, she was my rock!
Both my mother and my father are my mentors, both naturally and spiritually. They push me to reach for greater and accept nothing less.
As a working parent, I never expected working would be so hard and parenting would be so much easier.