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Aug302013

Summer Thoughts

I can't believe summer is almost over. I have mixed feelings about this. Normally, I am counting the weeks until Fall, starting in the Spring. Summer isn't my favorite. I don't like heat and the sun and I have a love/hate relationship. But the freedom of a flexible schedule is soon to be replaced with making lunches and two kids in elementary school. 

This summer has been a little different. I have shifted my priorities from working as much as possible to enjoying time in the garden, time with the kids, and canning. The first couple of years after I started Type A Press, I would skip weekend camping trips to stay back at the shop to keep working. Last year I decided that I didn't want to miss any more memories with my kids and have made an effort to get out of the shop more. My kids love being outside and getting dirty, that comes from my husband's side. They are so lucky to have grandparents on both sides who keep them engaged and busy. They split their busy summer between my family beach house and my husband's family farm. I have loved spending more time "playing" this summer with them. As we get ready for school to start next week and getting ready for one more camping adventure (a trip I have skipped in the past), I find myself wishing for a few more weeks of summer. I want more time walking on the beach. I want more time searching for sand dollars. I want more campfires and more berries for jam. 

This year has been tough and trying at times. Owning a small business is the best and most fulfilling form of working I can do, but can be hard and unpredictable. I have to keep believing that I can do it. That if I work hard enough and believe in my product I can reach my goals. My personal mantra is "keep going". If I keep going, hopefully I can balance the stress of small business and the importance of enjoying every minute of my kids childhood. I am trying to remember to keep breathing, stay positive, let go, and appreciate what I have. And just keep going. 

How do you balance your work/life balance? How do you set your priorities? How do you deal with stress? So many ways, and I'm still learning this balance everyday. 

I've worked on some great projects this summer, I promise to share them soon. In the meantime, let's get creative and do something new.  

Happy Summer,

Chelsey

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Hugs to you, Chels. You are an inspiration!

August 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCassie Sollars

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