Single moms are Overachievers.
I don’t say that statement to search for your approval. I say that because it is true. And for the longest, it took me a while to even speak on it. It took me time to accept that and not feel guilty about it. The truth is, I am a single mother. Well, I am a single woman with a child. My child’s father is present but I am the custodial parent. And in my singledom, I have worn many hats when it comes to parenting, womanhood, and survival. In my singledom, I have juggled starting my own business, providing a great life for my kid, and still finding the little moments in between for self care and me time. Believe me, it isn’t an easy juggle. But like every mom, I make it work.
Saying that single moms are overachievers is not a shot at any other parent or two parent household.
Saying that single moms are Overachievers is not a shot at any other parent or two parent household – but give us credit where credit is due. We are juggling multiple things all the time – and you know what? We are doing a damn good job doing it.
Learning to accept my role as a single mother has come with some tough realities, like having to work when I can’t find a sitter. Being a blogger, it gives me a little more flexibility to convince my partners to allow me to bring my daughter along with me to work events. Now that my babe is four, she is old enough to come hang out with me and see what Mommy does for a living. It is also great to show her what this looks like.
What is this?
This is Mommy living her best life.
I was recently invited to Pilot Pen’s G2 Overachievers Influencer Party here in Atlanta, GA. I remember seeing that word- Overachiever. At first, I struggled to accept that description for myself until I realized that I absolutely am an Overachiever. I was honored that Pilot Pen invited me to this event with other amazing, Overachieving ladies. Being mom first, I brought my little one along with me. Nervously, I walked in, expecting to be the only mom there who actually had to bring their child and was happy to see that I wasn’t. In that moment, I saw a redefinition of what being an overachiever was all about. It was getting the job done with baby in tow. It was networking and showing my daughter the beauty of being a Mompreneur. I felt overjoyed.
As a blogger, it is nice to step away from the computer every now and then. I use my G2 to stay organized and write my thoughts down on paper. Journaling has always been a pastime for me and being a mompreneur, I still utilize it to write out business ideas, de-stress, and find peace. The Pilot Pen’s G2 Overachievers Influencer Party was the perfect place to honor this passion.
To make it even better, the entire event was for us. We learned calligraphy, ate AH-MAZING food, and had wine. Yes, mamas love wine if you didn’t know. Not to mention, I walked away with some amazing goodies like the an entire bag full of Pilot Pen’s new G2 pens.
The greatest part of all of this though was learning about the G2 and Shonda Rhimes $50k Overachiever’s Grant and the $15k G2 Overachievers Student Grant . So yes mamas, I am inviting you to enter to win. The contest rules are simple- send a handwritten story describing what you or someone you know did to be a difference maker. Share where it happened, how it worked, who it impacted, and why it mattered in 1500 words or less. You can apply for the grants here.
In the meantime, you can also sign up for the G2 Overachievers Club with Target where you can win a $5k Target shopping spree, a year’s worth of G2 pens, a $100 Target gift card, and exclusive coupons. Sign up here.
Tell us below, what makes you an overachiever?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pilot Corporation of America (Pilot Pen). The opinions and text are all mine.