As most of you know, I've taken some much needed time off to be with my family and evaluate some things with my business. In mid September of last year, my printer whom I used suddenly closed without any heads up. This was the first time that I was shown so much grace and understanding from my amazing customers. I worked really hard to find replacement suppliers to get me through the holiday season. By the end of November, I made the very tough decision to take some time off.
There were many things that led me to the decision. Not only had this working mama been dealing with change with my company, but mommyhood and life had just become so chaotic. I felt like I finally hit that "wall" that everyone speaks of. Over-volunteered, Haddie's cheer coach, volunteered at their elementary school, over worked, and I just said YES to too many things. "You can't be everything to everyone." Something had to give. My family needed me. Averee turning 10 this year was so emotional for me. I realize that she has now less time at home with us than she has been alive. (Hopefully she follows her plan to go to a good University) These sweet girls needed their mom. A mom who was present. A mom whose feelings weren't worn on her sleeve. A mom who didn't cry when dinner was burnt or the computer glitched.
After this time off, I really feel like I have a good balance. I have Marie Kondo "ed" my house. If you haven't seen her Netflix or read her book, I highly recommend. I have spent some good quality time with the girls. I have made lots of dinners and have a little plan of action for dinners during the week. I haven't burned any either wink, wink, doubt that will last long and if I do hopefully I won't cry.
Now, this mama is ready to dive back in to work. I am currently making the changes that I have been talking about for a while. I am working hard on the backend of my website. I am also working on some artwork that is ready to ship these items will cost less and quicker to get to you.
I really needed that time to refreshed and get that spark back. I don't want to say I have it all figured out, this balance thing, but I feel I have a better understanding of knowing myself and in the words of Jen Hatmaker, if it's not a He*l YES, then it's a NO. I can't thank you enough for your support over the years and I am so grateful for each one of you. Thank you for believing in me!