As you all may have noticed, I am not as active in my social media as I usually am. There is a reason for that. My husband is home. He has been home for two weeks now and leaves tomorrow to go back to work. Since he is working in the field again, he was gone for quite a while, so while he has been home, we have all been focusing on family time.
For me, the balance between work and family has been hard. I have spent the last four years working hard to get my business off the ground. I have not always put my family first before my job, especially when my husband went to work in the field the first time around. The first time, I used my job and the launch of my local shop as a diversion to my frustrations of being on my own with the kids for weeks and months at a time. Over the last year, I have been trying to change that. I have been trying to balance it a bit more. I admit that my life still feels chaotic, but things work better when I put my family first.
So what does putting my family first mean exactly?
It means that my business is still very important. It is my job afterall. Customer orders and correspondence are top priority. After that, I try to get as much marketing done as I can in regards to my social media. However, if that part doesn’t get all the way finished, I try not to sweat about it. It makes me happier as a person and allows me not to miss the special moments I have with my husband and children. It is more about creating a balance between the two.
As much as I love my business, I need to make sure that I keep things in check and not let it dominate my whole life. I have been there and done that. It doesn’t work. I have enjoyed the last two weeks of having my husband home. I will be writing more posts soon and having more guest posts. Thank you for reading!
How do you balance the chaos in your life?