Feast or famine, right? There couldn’t be a truer sentiment when it comes to this little business endeavor that I’ve created for myself. This was seriously the most insane year I’ve ever had and I have such mixed emotions about it.
On one hand, it’s empowering. I created these things and people want them. They want them enough to email me 32094823098 times a day, asking how they can get them faster than I can produce them. And on the other hand, it’s overwhelming. I’m struggling with keeping a happy balance between work, family and more work. It was especially so as soon as fall came along and people got into their Christmas gift buying frenzy.
I spent all last weekend working my butt off. My back hurts, I ran out of basically every supply known to mankind, I’m pretty much out of clean clothes and my house is a wreck. I found myself feeling terribly guilty because I wasn’t giving Bennett and Louis enough of my attention on the only two days that I’m off from my regular
boring desk job…I was instead buried beneath a million shirts and Kraft paper packages in my craft room. Which is also a mess.
I did take some time to play. But I never feel like it’s enough. The more successful I become in business, the more I feel my family has to deal with me being a little more absent — either in body or mind. I’m going to make 2014’s New Year’s Resolution to create a better balance. Something that works for all of us.
Because I want to play in the snow more, damnit. It’s fun and watching Louis make a million snow angels is hysterical and well worth the cold. Here’s to finding new balance. And enjoying more of life’s little things.