OK we can breathe now. 2013 wedding season is officially over. Year 4 is done! Phew. I am just now wrapping my head around the numbers and taking stock as to what went right and what went wrong. The rule that rings true is "listen to your gut". Any time I did not listen to my instincts I have lived to regret it.
Next, I am taking a moment to pause and be grateful. I often jump into the next thing without stopping to appreciate how far I've come. And I've come very far. It's a strange, gratifying, exhausting and challenging endeavour to run your own business. I don't know if I'll ever feel completely comfortable...maybe that's a good thing.
Ending the "labor" part of work right when the frenzy of the holiday season kicks in is a potential recipe for disaster for me. Now is the time I want to make a ton of things, like art and crafts, food and gifts. I want to nest and redecorate, cook and give parties. I want to go to yoga everyday and get massages. And of course, I want to spend time with my husband and little girl. STOP. I guess you know where this is headed. With too many expectation on myself and for my life.....I'm headed for major disappointment and then a good old fashion dose of self flagellation. This shit is so common to me, I've been doing it to myself for as long as I can remember. Well, I'm not gonna lie. I really want to write that I am not going to attempt to do too much. But I really really want to do it all and I want it all to come off perfect! I know, I know...don't say anything. I can't promise anything. What I can promise is that I will take a moment to pause.
I slept 10 hours last night and it was divine.
Leaving you with some Coral Charms....be kind