I recently quit my full time, 9-5 corporate job, this past winter to focus on my 2 passions, my photography business & my family. I learned quickly that this point in my life with my daughter being 3 years old I don’t want to miss her littleness. I’m a true believer that if I’m not happy doing something, then something needs to change. Life is too short!
The whole corporate grind was not something I wanted to do at this point in my life. I want to focus on making what I have better, and live a life of passion! Not just clocking in, doing the work, going home then waking up to do the whole thing over again. It was starting to get too repetitive for me. I wanted my time back! Now I have it! Time to play, time to work, time to focus on my family and MY business.
So now with my new title of “Momtrepreneur” there is a balancing act that needs to get put in place even more than I thought before. BUT can you really have 100% balance?! It’s something I’m starting to discover more and more being home with my little one. I know there are things I must finish and do for my business, but the reason I quit my job was to enjoy my life too and enjoy my child. So that guilty feeling you get when you aren’t doing one or the other is something you have to get over!
I’ve been a small business owner for 9 years now and I’ve learn a LOT in this time. The hustle is a real thing! You are the owner, the boss, the one that calls all the shots. So if I’m not the one doing it… my business just sits here and nothing happens. I’ve learned that I need to be more of a go getter and make things happen and now with all my time I have now I am able to do so and make my passion grow! But how do you do that but also have balance in your life?!
I’ve learned that I need to set a schedule that is realistic to me and my life! Give grace to yourself! I quit my 9-5 Monday-Friday…. I don’t have to continue that pattern now that I’m home! I have set days and hours that I focus on my work, when I know my child will not be around. Then those days that she is home with me, we get to play! The phrase “work hard, play harder” is so true! But find what works for you and what makes you feel balanced. It’s ok to adjust as you go!