In The Days of Our Lives we meet some fascinating and creative folk and take a look at what their typical day holds. Far from being about the mundane, it is a celebration of what it takes to juggle the day-to-day with big ideas, a successful business and a full home life. It’s about keeping all the balls in the air – what is important and what isn’t. It’s about (extra)ordinary moments that fill our every day.
This week I’d like to introduce you to Kerryn Moscicki, an accessories designer, trend forecaster and yoga teacher, as well as a wife and mother of two boys Maximillian and Oslo.
After working in the fashion industry for over 10 years, Kerryn combined her passion for shoes and yoga to create Radical Yes – a range of women’s shoes based on one flat soled shape, made different through unique textile applications and upper pattern considerations.
Designed for optimum comfort (each shoe features a removable leather foot bed) and durability, Radical Yes has quickly become a favourite of stylists, creative mums, yoga teachers, dancers and pretty much anyone who needs to be on their feet all day – but doesn’t want to suffer in the style stakes!
This is a day in Kerryn’s life…
Kerry Moscicki, Radical Yes
Start my day with my usual routine of 20 minutes writing, 10 minutes of meditation and a 40 minute ashtanga yoga practice.
I’m often asked how I have the energy to wear so many hats, and I believe it all comes down to maintaining this one hour routine in the quiet time before everyone is up.
My boys start to stir and before long the school/daycare/work routine is in full swing. Amidst the madness we always make time to sit down to breakfast together. My husband makes me the best cup of coffee I can get anywhere in Melbourne so I really savour this part of the morning.
Everyone is out the door. On my morning walk to take Max to school I always carry a notebook and pencil to jot down any ideas that come up. The imagination of my crazy 6 year old is often the best source of inspiration.
Arrive at my studio to greet a courier who is dropping of my latest shoe samples and material swatches for next season’s range.
Quick check of emails and Instagram. I am a big believer in routines and scheduling so try to allocate specific times for emails and social media which are both important parts of my business – but also massive time wasters if you are not disciplined at owning your time.
My intern arrives and we fit some samples and work up notes to send back to our manufacturer.
Zip into Oslo’s daycare to catch him for a feed before his nap. I recently moved my studio to be closer to my boys which helps take the edge of the mother-guilt anxiety being a working mum of tiny ones can be.
I always make a point to stop and eat lunch away from my computer and savour every mouthful. Today it’s Borscht from last nights left overs.
Back to my desk and review sales for the day before picking and packing online orders. Each goes out with a handwritten thank you note to our incredible customers.
Obsessively check how many people have visited our online store. Admittedly I usually do this 100 times per day.
Day care pick up before heading home to get the bath and dinner routine underway.
My husband and son arrive home from work/after school care and we all sit down to dinner. Even though we don’t have a TV, we still make sure computer and phone screens go off between 6 and 7.30pm and we both devote our attention to family time and reading to Max.
I’m on deadline for an article for a trend forecasting website that I contribute to. Once the boys are in bed I have a Google Hangout booked with my editor in London to discuss the final draft.
My husband (who is a partner in a creative agency) and I sit down to plan out our next few email campaigns and website updates. Usually dark chocolate and copious cups of tea are involved in the process.
Quickly check emails again and update my action list and review calendar for the day ahead.
Short 10 minute meditation session to clear my head of the days activities before sleep.
You can stay in touch with Kerryn by following Radical Yes on Instagram.