Sue, my mother, also knows her limits - she can accomplish barely believable amounts of work, but her ability to know WHEN ENOUGH IS ENOUGH is what allows her to do not only a lot of work but GREAT work.
I have spent the last month er so getting my finances in order, to be more specific I have been working my ass off to make some money. I have picked up a new gig pouring beers and waiting tables at a sports bar in the suburbs. I've been putting in more regular hours at The Foundry Home Goods once again, plus the contract freelance work that I do for Sol Inspirations and Project Footsteps. I have been clocking between 40 and 70 hours a week all together between the different commitments. I think that more than explains where I have been since Christmas.
This blog, this website and building my brand is extremely important to me, I believe it will always have a place in my life. The problem with promising a certain amount new content or that I will post x-number of times a week is that does not allow for my life to evolve as I do. I believe in flexibility and going where the winds of life bring me organically. I have a hard time checking things off a list if there aren't a hundred things on it to begin with. Jumping from one passion project, to a part time gig, to working on home in my pj's is the mix that is working for me right now. That brings me to the question, when is too much, too much?
Everyone has a point where 'ENOUGH IS ENOUGH' and something has to give, being able to feel the signs your body is giving you and listen to your limits is key to success. If you are constantly doing too much then your overall production is suffering because you aren't at 100%.
Sometime in December I hit a wall and realized that I needed to step back from something in order to see the whole picture clearly again, without the chaos cluttering my view. Being that this project is bringing in the least amount of money it made sense for me to take the cut here. Money is basically nothing to me, besides my ticket to some of the amazing life experiences that I desire, but I do have student loans and I have fallen far enough into the cycle of consumption that I need steady earnings. So I accept that I need to work, a lot, so I do things I love so that work is simply another facet of my life.
And I find systems that help me accomplish as much as I can...
These are the things that I monopolize space with when I TRAVEFREBLOFFICE all over the place, together with these objects I GET SHIT DONE.
Anddd I give myself breaks when I want / need them...
EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE I LOOK LIKE THIS.
AND IT'S OKAY.
So enough was enough and I took my time to recuperate, I got things under control and I AM BACK.
READY TO BLOG MY HEART OUT, LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST, TRAVEL, PLAY, LAUGH, DANCE, SING, LOVE, SPEND THIS HARD EARNED DOUGH.
Remember that you are only as good as you are at your worst, if you need a break from something THEN TAKE IT. I recommend not spreading your self too thinly, you deserve to be at your best & the world will be better off for it.