A D J U S T I N G // It's these 2 crazies 👆👆 that push me to keep going in this (sometimes) treacherous endeavour; while at the same time, they also (sometimes) literally block me from working. Which, in my mind, is the very definition of 'bittersweet'. The sweet side being, that I am completely 100% blessed with the opportunity to work from home while also being at home with my daughters. I get to do so many amazing things with them everyday! The bitter side being, that business can be slower as a result. Slower to grow, slower to network, and slower to take on the amount of work I want.
The attempt to balance is C R A A A Z Y. I'm still not even close to mastering it - even 4 years later. The truth is, I never thought I'd be in this place. I never planned to stay home with my kids - not that I didn't want to, I just never considered it. I thought I'd do the same thing that I grew up with - work outside the home, and be an amazing mom ❤. That's what I knew - so that's what I planned for. But then circumstances changed, suddenly there was no 'outside the home' job. Suddenly, my options were 'no options' and I needed to A D J U S T.
And to this day, I'm still adjusting. Adjusting my expectations (of both myself and my girls), adjusting what I thought were acceptable 'working hours', adjusting what I consider to be a clean house/car/shirt, adjusting the idea of who I thought I'd be and adjusting what I consider to be S U C C E S S.
Adjusting is hard.
But it's also 100% necessary + positive. So much love to all of you who are going through an adjustment. Whether is be simple or complicated. Long, or short term. It can always bring the good!
This fall, I will adjust again; as my oldest starts kindergarten and my youngest starts daycare part time (and as we start to ponder the idea of a 3rd 😬). I don't want to let them go, but at the same time I'm excited to see what this will bring!
Tell me what you're adjusting to right now.... 👇👇