I love being an entrepreneur and I love my clients. But some days can just be plain hard.
There have been a looootttt if learning curves in my journey. I’ll admit when I was 24 I was super ignorant to what it took to start a business. In some ways that served me and in a lot of ways it did not.
Especially when it came to actually running a business - not a hobby!
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Yes, I realize we’re only 18 days in. It’s not been a great year so far.
It started with a very fussy baby. We got a trifecta of teething, growth spurt, and a cold from Christmas on. This meant an unconsolable, must be walking, waking all night long baby. Daytime? Happy as can be.
Why is everything harder and more painful in the dark?
Next came a covid scare for our nanny who quarantined and got tested (she was negative, thank goodness). But that meant I cancelled my work calendar for the entire first week of the year. With a plan to kick off a Jan Biz Challenge which needed videos, email scripts, and promotions created … it was tough.
BUT I DID IT. I have 27 participants after just one week of quickie promotions.
Then, a week ago Sun night came heartbreak. My sweet (and sometimes salty) kitty, Wylie, went out after dinner. He’s been missing ever since. We haven’t given up hope but I’m scared. Every night I curl up in bed, wishing he was next to me purring. I wonder if he’s out there shivering, alone. Or gone forever.
I’m also coming to terms with this weird first time motherhood in isolation. What I thought would be a beautiful experience of community love and help has been a very small circle of “safety.” Something I have for sure been judged for protecting.
I’m over here doing my best. Learning a lot of new ways. Trying to keep up. Savoring the highs and feeling into the lows.
It’s been a tough year. Life isn’t always rainbows and sunshine. Sometimes you just want someone to see your struggle and say, “I see you. I see your pain. I see your strength. I’m not trying to fix it. I know you’re going to be ok.
And I am ok. Overall, life is smiles and baby giggles a lot of the time. But we all have our moments.
So give each other grace.
Give yourself grace.
Make your happy moments.
Cry your tears.
Feel your feels.
Work with people who energize you.
Create what makes your heart happy.
Be real with ... life.