Thursday, July 5, 2012

A Midsummer Break

It's so quiet. In the house, in my brain, and in my Etsy shop.
I decided I better take a little break for the summer, so Sweet Baby Dolly is in vacation mode, not listing any items, and not taking any orders (I'll reopen mid-August).
With my Sweet Girl home from school for the summer, and the addition of Mr. Baby I was finding it, um, difficult to balance. If I'm working I feel like I should be playing, and if I'm playing I feel like I should be working. Even as I write this (both sweeties are sleeping) I feel like I should be folding laundry, or creating a pattern, or maybe try putting on some deodorant. If you are a MOM (or DAD!), and you stay at home, work from home, or work outside the home, you know what I'm talking about. Your list is never ending, you struggle with staying present, you sacrifice yourself, it's so hard to find that balance.
Mae Gordon's Original Balancing Cyclists by curiousprints on Etsy
A few minutes ago, I came across A Cup of Jo's series on that very topic... balance. The series features outrageously successful and brilliant women and how they (try to) make it work. It's nice to know we're not alone, and if they can do it, we can too!