So, last weekend, I didn’t want to go on the family camping trip.
I wanted to stay home, alone, and work on my business.
I was finally on a roll and I didn’t feel like going camping to sit around and tell my six-year-old to stop chasing my three-year-old with a stick.
And more than that, I didn’t want to come home from camping to a week of very, very, little kid-free time. Even though I had planned my summer to alternate between weeks when the kids were at camp (therefore, my work weeks) and weeks where they were with me (our adventure weeks) on purpose, on the eve of one of these adventure weeks….I just didn’t wanna.
As we packed up the cars, my husband could sense I was a little off. He offered to let me skip the overnight and come out in the morning…and for a moment, I thought seriously about taking him up on it. But I knew I really, actually wanted to go. I just needed a few minutes to collect myself.
I new that I didn’t need a huge chunk of time…I just needed a little breathing room.
At the urging of a friend, I put in my notebook so I could capture all the brilliant business ideas inspired by the great outdoors.
But, you know what, I didn’t get it out. I spent the next 24 hours watching my kids try to catch a chipmunk with a grape as bait, eating way too many s’mores and telling my six-year-old to stop chasing my three-year-old with a stick. We slept packed into a tent that was really too small for all four of us and shared our campsite with a HUGE patch of poison oak (maybe that’s why it was the last available campsite???)
And it was awesome.
And it is fine.
Can I run my business on one hour a day? No. Can I run my business on one hour a day during our Summer Adventure weeks?
If you are looking forward to Fall to really dive back into your business, I’d like to invite you to join Beryl Young and me for our Fall Well Balanced Mama Retreat experience. You’ll get four months of business building focused support including a live weekend get away in Oct in the beautiful coastal community of Dillon Beach, Ca.
Want to learn a little more about what it is like to be a Well Balanced Mama? Check out these blog posts from two of our Spring retreat attendees;
Julie Bowman from the Organized Details and
Heather Gonzalez from the Pink Polka Dot Bake Shop.
And what ever you do this summer, be it extra tv while you talk to clients or not blogging for two weeks (ahem…you didn’t notice that right??) because you are tell your kids to put down the sticks.
You are doing it right.