I once heard a friend say she didn't like the word 'balance'. Perhaps it meant to her, in the context of her faith, that she was expected not to go overboard (in the eyes of some) in her religious zeal. Meaning that she shouldn't take it more seriously than other things. I don't think it means that at all. To me, balance means giving greater weight to the things that are most important to you and less to those that are less important. It means assigning higher priority to those deserving it, like God and your family and much less priority to things like, ahem, Facebook. You know, as in not majoring on the minors (or minoring on the majors).
[I like this photo because it demonstrates how we focus on certain areas in our lives and choose to put others in the background, giving them less emphasis. Ideally, we make good choices about which goes where!]
I can truly say this whole idea of finding balance has been an ongoing theme in my life. Maybe you're like me and find yourself on occasion putting all kinds of time into things that won't matter one week from now, let alone ten years from now. And if you're like me, maybe you have a tendency to pour a majority of your energy into whatever thing it is you're motivated to do at the moment (important or not) and ignore things like...well...housework. Ok, so maybe it's just me.
As a businesswoman who works at home, I am part of an ever growing group of people who constantly are faced with difficult choices about where to place their energies. In this blog, I hope to share my trials and triumphs as well as tips and tricks that have worked for me or that I hope to try. Because I do business on Etsy, I will also be sharing a little of what I've learned specifically about being an entrepreneur on the Etsy platform, especially for those that are new to selling online. More importantly, I hope to hear from you as I believe we can learn from each other.