Happy Tuesday Everyone! I hope your week started off on a good note. I went to the dentist yesterday and only had one cavity which I already knew of, but other than that I was good. Score! So I treated myself and picked up two donuts on the way back (one for me, one for Mark). I also treated Mark to my new dental floss. :) An electric toothbrush and mouthwash are the only things somewhat saving me; why can’t I like to floss.
Anyway, my topic today…Finding Balance. My posts have been scarce lately and that’s not on accident or because I was way too busy to post this time. I just realized I have so much going on, all good too, but I got to the point if I wasn’t working on my business, this blog, or something with our condo during any downtime I felt guilty. I set out to do my business, this blog, and our home renovation since they are all things I wanted and made me happy, but I never want to feel guilty when I am not “working” on one of them. I realized something had to give and I knew it was the blog. I did fewer posts to see if I would miss doing it and it may sound horrible but I don’t. I am relieved I made a conscious decision to cut back on it.
The word workaholic is a blurry word for me since I own a small business so obviously I have to work hard at it for it to stay successful and I do, but I never aspire to be a workaholic. I LOVE what I do and my hard work pays off, but I also love my days off and free time to enjoy life even more. I only go into work around 40 hours a week, but I am still working from home with emails, out networking, doing retail orders, and everything else that comes along with owning my business outside of those hours. I can handle all of that fairly well, but then I added on this blog as a creative outlet and the more I did it, the more I wanted it to be a successful blog. The time it takes to dedicate to a blog is mind blowing and when I wouldn’t do a post it weighed heavy on me since I felt guilty not doing one. I don’t want to feel guilty about not working on something when I’m out enjoying life!
The hardest part for me is not blogging for you dedicated readers out there. This super tiny blog averaged 2300 views each month over the past 5 months. In the blog world I don’t even make it on the map, but to me that’s a lot of people to be speaking out to. I am thankful for every single one of you that has listened to me ramble on this last year and a half. I am not ending the blog all-together, I will still leave it up and post here and there but posts will be few and far between. I will still try and show you updates of our condo as we slowly make more changes.
I hope you take away this: Life is way too short and you can’t take it for granted. You need to LIVE in this lifetime and be present in the moment as hard as it may be. It is important to have balance in your life and I know it’s easier said than done. My husband works in the car business besides us owning Glamour Girl and finishing up our condo, so we will always have to work hard and sometimes more than we wish to, but when we are able to step away and enjoy life we should make the best of that time. After all, we only have one shot at this.
Bentley is ready for this blog post to get rapped up so mom can take him on a walk and pay attention to him. :)