It was hard to find words to start this post, but this quote by Robert Brault pretty much sums it up…
“If you haven’t time to respond to a tug at your pants leg, your schedule is too crowded.”
My schedule is bursting at the seams and the people who should be priority have been playing second fiddle. When I finally came to this realization it left me heartbroken and conflicted. There are few things that I know for sure. Every since I was a girl I desired to be a wife, a mother, and work in the creative industry. Now that I have all three things I get asked all the time, “How do you do it all?” The answer is, “I just do.” But what I didn’t realize was that it got done, but at the expense of my family.
I recently was offered a position of a lifetime and it almost killed me to decline it. I know killed sounds exaggerated, but that is just how serious of a decision it was for me to make. I’ve also been approached with offers of exciting, new design work. Tempting as it may be to accept, I’ve also decided to stop taking design clients for a time. I appreciate you all believing in my work. I never take it for granted, but right now my family needs me more than ever. Surely you understand my position.
I won’t be gone forever and will continue to write this blog. It won’t turn into a “Mommy Blog” though they may appear in a few post. It’s just that more of my time will be on these guys.
What tough decisions have you made to obtain work/life balance? How do you feel about the decision you made?