Trying to find the balance in your life can be a never-ending cycle. And for a slightly over-energetic creative (a friend, obviously), it can be even more scattered, because you want to do ALL OF THE THINGS. Painting. Jewelry. Blogging. Photography!? Writing. MAKE BABY CLOTHES! Just kidding I can’t sew. But seriously. Finding the discipline to focus on one thing can sometimes take the fun out of it for…my friend.
So I’ve always kept my jewelry goals small to allow myself to explore other loves. I’ve typically sold locally and in-person, and avoided a large online store. But as I get older, my understanding of the need for focus and growth is deeper and I want to do things a little differently.
I had also taken a fairly large break from a lot of my interests when I had James, because I loved focusing on becoming a mom in alllll of my free time.
But I’ve been back into routine for a while and am reminded of how much I loved certain projects. I’ve been working on a ton of new stuff…simple gemstone necklaces with large gold tassels, deep greens and airy blues. And of course everything is gold.
So, my 2018 goal is to open an online shop and keep my focus clear so that I can maintain the delicate work-life balance that allows me to work a full-time job, have all of the family time I need, and still feed my creative side at the end of the day.
Because I’ve realized, that if you get too caught up with “life” and distant from the parts of yourself that make you, YOU, to save time – you may not get the same enjoyment out of your other activities that you have more time for. Whew. that was a lot of YOUS.
This Ted Talk does a great job of covering the work-life balance and gave me some great insight, even though I couldn’t relate to his corporate environment.
“The small things matter. Being more balanced doesn’t mean dramatic upheaval in your life. With the smallest investment in the right places you can radically transform the quality of your relationships and your life.”
How do you keep your work-life balance in check?