Back to School...Now What?

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The boys returned to school this morning:



And.....I am not sure how I feel. This is so new to me, as the boys are both in school all day long.  Ben only had half day kindergarten last year and he was home at 11:35.

On one hand I was eager to get them out the door after having them argue and be wild things for these past few days nearing the end of summer vacation.

Now, though, I am sitting here thinking, "Now what?"


I have many things on my  plate. I am always busy with SOMETHING, but sitting here looking at my list, I am needing to make some changes.

Here are my "hats" an addition to my most important of being a mother and a wife:


*Blog outreach/social media work for an organic beauty marketplace


*Blogger (C & G, C & G Daily Eats, Pure Beauty with Karley, the local newspaper)


*Jewelry designer


*Selling 100% Pure as Independent Consultant and Founding Member (I just earned that status!) at alex + von

I do NOT know why I always do this to myself. I always take on "just one more" little project. I can't juggle so many different things.  I never could.  Oh, I really CAN do it, but I really SHOULDN'T do it.  This is one of those things I don't seem to learn :)

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to write. It's a passion. I also LOVE my new venture with alex + von selling 100% Pure.  Apparently, I am really good at it, too, because I've sold enough these past few weeks to earn the title of Founding Member. I look forward to continuing to watch this business thrive. Skin care and cosmetics are simply in my blood.

That leaves me with some other things I don't necessarily want to let go, but really should. This QUIET time in the house already has kind of forced me to think about these things. I usually don't have time (or the quiet) to think about these "deeper" decisions that relate to just me.

It is always this time of year when I seem to reflect.  It was this time 2 years ago that I closed my beloved KZM Facial Care Boutique. And, you know what? That was one of the best decisions I have ever made.

I'll continue to reflect, but I know that it is only a matter of time before I close my jewelry shop. I am no longer creating pieces to send to boutiques.  I just don't have time, quite honestly. I love jewelry.  I like to make it.  Is it a passion? No. Follow your passion, dear readers.  I believe this in my heart of all hearts.

As for my freelance work and blog outreach...I need to ponder this one. Again, not a passion...but it is challenging and I love a good challenge. I also would like more time to volunteer for PanCan distributing literature to doctors' offices about Pancreatic Cancer.

So there you have it. I'm learning a great deal about myself on this, the boys' first day of school!
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