I wrote this last month and well, life got crazy and reading through it now. I still feel it applies so thought I’d share.
One of my clients made the comment that she thought my life was so great, from my blog posts and what I post on Facebook. And it is. However, I never want to give the impression that it is perfect. And after having a bit of a rough week, I felt compelled to share my experience. It’s not a big deal in the whole scheme of things, but it was my big deal for a few days, I’m only human.
This past year was very tough on a personal level. I have many loved ones suffering of illness, depression, the list goes on. Most of which I have no control of and therefore makes it even harder. I hold my family and friends dear to my heart so when they hurt, I might as well have been punched in the face too. I wish I was kidding, really. I work hard at this, every single day. Staying positive is key, but not always easy.
At the start of this year I took on too many projects all at once, I’m finally back to my main priorities. My life with Kris, my friends, family and this little business I’ve built in the least five years. I am just now getting to my business plan for the year and organizing my thoughts of how to move forward and keep growing. Not just to be profitable, but to maintain a good quality of life and stay inline with my personal goals. In case you wondered, this running a business thing, is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. Silly me, I thought that overtime it gets easier. Wrong.
With all that said. One of my struggles that keeps haunting at me year after year is working from home. I have a safe home, have healthy delicious food at lunch. Our spare bedroom is my whole office and I sit right in front of a large window that I get natural light from. What more could I want? I’m an extravert, I love people and I’ve learned that for me. Working from home more than two days alone makes me go bonkers! But I have control over this.
Solution? I recently purchased this keyboard and case from Logitech for our iPad so I can go to coffee shops and work on my blogging, emails and anything else internet. More importantly, I’m making time to meet-up with friends in the industry to work together and to get out and meet new people. I call them coffee dates because it’s less commitment for most people and work well for having meetings as well.
We shall see how this works for me. Pictured below are a few additions in my office, such a small thing, but really has made a difference for me on feeling inspired to walk into my office every morning. I still have to add a small area rug and hang some of my photography, but one step at a time.
I often get the most emails and comments from my brides regarding posts I share in this space with you. So I thank you for taking the time to read and getting to know me on a personal level.
My question to you is how do you feel about your workspace? And what changes are you making this year to improve your happiness? Would love to know.