Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Scaling Back

I have a lot on my mind tonight and I need to go ahead and write it out as a means of getting it off my chest and holding myself accountable. Point blank is, I've hit a limit with my business. I could not be more thankful for the amount of orders or my sweet customers. BUT. There is only so much one person can do. One pregnant person especially. I am so thankful to have Josh's grandma helping me. She does all of the sewing involved with our business and she ROCKS at it. I never dreamed that I could work from home doing something I love and developing relationships with people and making extra money. It really has been perfect. Lately though, it's taken off in a way that I just can't handle anymore. A typical day for me doesn't end until 2 or 3 in the morning. I've missed a couple of things because I couldn't leave for the weekend because of piled up orders. Some of my closest relationships have suffered because I don't have enough energy at the end of the day to call or text friends like I used to. I started realizing tonight that even though I spend a lot of time with Addi, it isn't time that I'm devoting 100% to her. My mind is always drifting off to how many orders I have to do that night or my to do list, I'm not soaking up those precious moments. She's at such a fun and hard age right now. Her imagination is so active and just hearing the things that she says is so funny. But she also has a sassy side to her that we have to manage. We only have a few months left of just me and her time and I want to make sure that I give her the time and attention she deserves before little brother gets here. And speaking of brother, momma needs some time to just relax and rest before we have a baby in the house again! Anyways so I say all of that not to complain, but to just lay it out there that I need to  scale back in a big way. We are going to stop orders mid November and after the first of the year, we will just be on a request only basis. I still want to make things for your precious kiddos, but sometimes I might say no. I hate telling people no, but I have a certain amount of orders per week in my head that I'm going to take and I've got to hold myself accountable to stick to that! :) I owe it to Josh and Addi to give them more of me, not my business. It's going to be hard because I'm such a people pleaser, so this is partly why I wrote it out so that I could hold myself accountable. Thank you THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for being wonderful customers. :)

2 comments:

  1. Aww girl, we completely understand!! Your health and family is always number one!! You won't regret this decision :)

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  2. You deserve to take some time to rest and saver the "3 member family" before it becomes 4! It's a great decision!

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