I’ve been having quite the inner struggle lately with balancing work and play in my life. I am so thankful for the growth in my business in the last year. It has done nothing but push me harder to ensure that it continues on this path. That being said, by throwing myself into this at full force there are fewer and fewer minutes in a day that I’m not thinking about what I need to do for my business.
Sometimes I think, what’s so bad about being inspired? What’s so bad about being passionate about something? Isn’t it a good thing to have a vision and a dream and the dedication to try to get you there?
But what happens when these things start to interfere in other areas of your life? Your relationships, your freedom. I can’t seem to find where the line is supposed to be drawn.
And I can only imagine how it is for people who are full-time independent business owners. To have the constant pressure of using only an Etsy shop or blog to make a living, on top of the stress that, well, your job hours are 24/7 whether your friends and family understand that or not….it sounds complicated.
But it’s what I want. I want to continue at this pace because I’ve never felt so passionate about what I do. I’ve never had my dreams for the future so clear, and so right there in front of me, just a little out of my reach. I’ve never worked so hard before, and my business has also never been doing better. I know these things are correlated and it helps me to keep pushing, dreaming, and brainstorming the next thing that will take me closer to my dream.
I know in time I will continue to learn how to have a better balance with everything. But for now, any words of wisdom are welcomed and appreciated! xo, Julie