The journey to success is not an easy one and often requires years of hard work. Therefore, everyone who manages to impress us has been through many ups and down that we don’t know of. But in the end, what’s more, important is how they fought through and were able to make it big. One such awe-inspiring woman who has worked hard for every single achievement of hers is Katey Stanley. She is a lifestyle influencer, instablogger, and writer for NJ Mom from New Jersey. And yes, Katey has now become an inspiration for many.
Are you wondering what sets her apart from other bloggers? Well, the fact that she’s a mother of four and creates innovative content that revolves around family and nature. According to the millennial mommy, four kids can make things challenging, but if you stay positive, you can handle anything. “My content is all about living your best life with small children,” Katey Stanley shares. “I love to travel and share fun things to do in New York and New Jersey. Having kids shouldn’t put your life on hold. Instead, it should enhance every experience of yours,” she adds.
Katey’s journey, however, is not that simple. After graduating from Rutgers University, she found a job in PR. She performed the role of a social media manager and worked with several bloggers. Gaining inspiration from all the bright and creative people she met, Katey soon started instablogging too! She then quit her job and made instablogging a full-time career. While many people would think it’s too risky to start a new line of work, Katey says she felt much happier after she left her corporate job. And the best part was that blogging gave her more time for her family.
Since then, Katey has focused on documenting her life on social media and writing about parenting and fun things families can do together. “I worked immensely hard every day at growing my audience and creating relevant and engaging content,” Katey informs. “It’s very tough since vacations, nights out, and fun events have all become work.”
However, the inspiring and super caring mom that she is, Katey has devised a formula to ensure their family time does not get disturbed. “We designate the first 15 minutes of something for photos, and then we put the phones down and enjoy our time,” Katey explains. “I try not to work in front of my kids, I never want them to think I prefer being on my phone or laptop to talking and spending time with them.”
As far as the balance between her personal and professional life is concerned, the influencer believes anything is possible if you put all your heart into it. There isn’t enough time in a day, but a family needs to be open with each other and figure out when they can sit together and do something as simple as having a cup of coffee. “I make this blend of personal/professional life fun by incorporating a brand to offset the cost of a trip,” she reveals light-heartedly.
Even though Katey and her family appear to be having the time of their lives now, things were not a bed of roses – especially since instabloggers face numerous business rejections. And just like all of us, Katey has her strengths and weaknesses. There are times when fear gets in the way of her accomplishing a certain task. “It can paralyze you, cause anxiety, and quite frankly ruin your life! I’m working on controlling how I let my fears interfere with my life,” Katey shares. Also Read about Cali Carter wiki
However, one must develop a coping mechanism to counter any hurdle, and Katey thinks it’s possible as long as you ignite passion in your life. This includes taking a trip to clear your head and creating some magical moments. “Do what you love, and success will come,” she advises.
In our daily lives, most of us head out to work and come back feeling exhausted. We stop enjoying what we do and are often too grumpy to create memorable moments with our family. If Katey Stanley’s life has taught us anything, it’s this – never compromise on your happiness and your bond with your family. If she can manage it all with four beautiful young children, so can you! Change your perspective, change your life.