perfect imperfect life …
Do you have a “plan” for how your life is expected to go and then it simply does not happen that way? I did.
For me, I was taught at an early age that you go to school, get a career, get married, have kids, move to the suburbs and then work hard at the same job until it’s time to retire at the good age of 65. Sound familiar? I never questioned this until my “plan” suddenly stopped, after 6 years of trying to become pregnant, when a doctor told me I had less than a 1% chance of having my own child and that I should give up the idea now… Little did I know, it was one of the best things that could have happened to me.
As a designer, I have the skills to create beautiful art. I use these skills in my profession as a lighting artist for computer animated films, as well as in my everyday life through photography, home design, and crafts. But the real superpower of a designer is not the creative work itself, but the ability to use the same skills to affect your overall happiness. Instead of accepting that there is nothing to done when given an impossible situation and feeling defeated, I see the opposite – I look for the potential and hidden beauty in the situation to solve the problem. I think of multiple alternatives and start testing, visualizing and iterating multiple solutions and reframing what a perfect life means. Life is full of imperfections and rarely does everything
My mission is to help you create your own
My Fertility Story
Here’s to less than 1% …
My story starts with my 6 + year struggle of getting pregnant. There was a point where a doctor told me I had less than a 1% chance of having my own baby and that I should start looking into adoption or an egg donor.
Fast forward, I now have my daughter, T and my son, Lee and a day never goes by where I don’t feel so grateful and lucky to have them in my life. I hid my story for a long time from family, friends, even from myself in some ways, but now I am telling my story in hopes that it helps others so they know they are not alone.
I created this to help you go through this impossibly hard journey – to design what seems like an imperfect life into your own version of perfect. Remember, there is no such thing as the “perfect” life, even those you think that have the “perfect” life are most definitely going through struggles you have no idea about. Join me in creating the new concept of “perfect”. A Perfect Imperfect Life.
Snippets from life.
Do you struggle to get to work on time? or get anywhere when you plan to?!? I have to admit, I had time issues even before having kids and being a working mom, but this brings it to a whole new level!! Just when I thought my morning routine could not get any harder,...read more
Preparing for your first child is definitely an overwhelming experience. Looking back, I was continually bombarded with items I thought I "needed" to get. I didn't want to be the only parent unprepared (mom shaming starts early!). After having T, I wanted to write...read more
Take a look at some recipes that I have been experimenting with. All recipes are geared towards a healthy way of living. Happy eating!
Hello Cauliflower rice bowls ... Where have you been my whole life? This meal was so good that the first time I made it, Matt took one bite, said "woah.. " and then asked if this could be put into our frequent meal rotation. I will say that this cauliflower bowl is...read more
Guilt free sweet? Yes please! During my fertility journey I tried just about anything to help my chances of having a child. One of them was changing my diet. Don't get me wrong, I was always on the healthier side but I did have my guilty food pleasures. When I went...read more
All things design, diy and creating!
Bring your digital instagram to life! In just 3 easy steps ... I don't know about you, but I love seeing the beauty of instagram walls. I can easily scroll down to see past memories and posts easily. It always brings a smile to my face. I recently realized how ironic...read more
I've been feeling the urge to nest! When I was pregnant with T, I never had the chance to "nest" because we moved into our home only 2 weeks before T was born. It was less like nesting and more like me going crazy to just unpack and do as much as possible before T...read more
Create your very own belly timelapse!
Introducing the PREGMO APP!
When I was pregnant with my daughter after trying for so long, I was so incredibly grateful and I wanted a way to document the incredible change my body was going through. I started taking a photo of myself almost every day during my pregnancy. Nine months later, I found I had the most amazing animated visual of my growing belly bump, all in a short video.
As I shared my video with friends and family, I had many people ask me how I did it. To most of my friends, the process sounded overwhelming. As a visual artist by trade, I am proficient with programs and processes that allowed me to put together the video, although it was complicated and time-consuming. I wanted to give others the option to create the same thing I did, but in an easy-to-use system.
Thus, Pregmo was born!
Pregmo App is everything I did to create my original belly time lapse, but without the complicated and time-consuming work. Enjoy!
Pregmo allows you to easily create an animated movie of yourself as your belly grows through your pregnancy. You’ll have a visually documented memory that you and your family will cherish your whole life. It features an easy to use interface, calendar and linear views to track your progress, and visual camera guides within the app so that you can easily frame your belly perfectly each time.
Once your photos are taken, with a push of a button, transform those photos into an animated movie to keep and share.
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Random videos that make me smile.