Heyy loves! I know, I know, I’ve been majorly absent with blogging, but I’m here today to try and make up for that :) I guess you can consider this a late Truthy Tuesday post, but I just wanted to say hello!
I’ve been somewhat MIA these days because things have been beyond busy over here! The first quarter of 2014 has been the busiest EVER since officially beginning business back in 2009! That is great of course, but quite honestly, I don’t think I was ready for it :( I am still struggling with procrastination and time management (THIS article and THIS book have been very helpful in that regard) but I just… I know that change doesn’t happen overnight so I’m trying to honor my small victories along the way and not get too down on myself that I don’t see immediate change. To say I’m experiencing growing pains would definitely be an understatement.
But I don’t want this post to be a pity party. That’s not it at all! I am BEYOND thankful to even be faced with these “problems” and wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for you beautiful people! There’s not a day that I’m not thankful that I’m able to do what I love for a living… but I don’t want to romanticize the reality of owning and operating your own business. I thoroughly love what I do, but it is still WORK. A lot of it. As mentioned before, when you’re a small business owner, you wear many hats- especially early on, when you can’t afford to outsource- yet you only have 24 hours in a day.
It isn’t always smooth sailing. Honestly I don’t even want it to seem that way because that’s not realistic… and I would hate for someone to aspire to do what I do without actually knowing just what’s involved. So hopefully I can get back on track with my Truthy Tuesday posts and begin sharing the details of how I’m working through my procrastination/ productivity issues and some of the behind the scenes things that are dealt with as a small business owner.
I just want to say thank you again guys for hanging in there and riding this crazy ride with me :)
‘Til next time,
P.S. Yes! I’m finally at that point… I need an assistant. This is crazy for me because apparently I like to do everything lol. But those 24 hours aren’t allowing me to do so anymore and having help is always a good thing :) I will post an official listing soon, so please keep an eye out for it if that’s something you’d be interested in.