Taking a 90 Degree Turn

This week has been rougher than usual. With our new pup Evee in the house, our lives have been turned upside down. Okay maybe not upside down but it definitely did a 90 degree turn.

Poor thing has had what is most commonly called Kennel Cough. People call it the dog version of bronchitis. She’s been spitting up, coughing, and resting non-stop for the last week. Luckily the adoption place warned us that there was a possibility this could happen, but we didn’t really know what to expect. She’s improved a lot since then, thank goodness. But it didn’t keep her from losing sleep all this week. So forgive me, I’m a little lethargic.

Despite all the challenges of keeping the peace in the house, taking care of a sick puppy, making sure our wonderful 1st dog doesn’t get jealous, processing iPhone and iPad orders, managing multiple businesses, and working freelance…(oy!) I think I’ve held it together pretty well. 🙂

Cheers to a relaxing weekend! Not for me though, I’ll be working.

…and then doing it all over again! Yay!

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It Can Wait Until Tomorrow – I Need to Learn to Take my Time

It can wait until tomorrow. Boy, that’s a hard statement for me to swallow. Ever since I started my first business in 2005, the concept of taking my time did not exist. If I had an idea in my head, it needed to be churned out that same day or the next. No time to think it through, not an option to do it later — I had to do it now. And I wanted it to be perfect. Ha! Perfect…that’s a funny word.

Much has changed in since the wee ol’ days of 2005. Though I still move at a very quick pace, I’ve slowed down quite a bit. I’ve learned so much about letting go. I don’t have a hissy fit if I don’t finish everything on my to-do list. I can actually shop online because I don’t need to have the clothes the moment I pay for it. I can stop what I’m doing mid-project to take a short break if I’m getting drained. And trust me, these things are not easy for me to do.

The best thing about it is the outcome. It gives me more peace of mind, I can think more rationally vs. in-the-moment. Giving myself time to brainstorm also gives me a better outcome. When things are planned and organized well the end product is always the best it can be. I no longer strive for perfection, I strive for the very best that I’m capable of. So really, it can wait til tomorrow. The world won’t end if I don’t finish my to-do list, right?

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