I was crazy busy this month, as was expected and become the new norm since the end of September. Sometimes I wonder how I have kept going this long. And on top of it I decided to take on a smaller event, as the lead on event logistics for a focus group in NYC with the Refined Woman and a really cool photo editing app! It was a nice change pace from the wedding to do’s and all my other event work, as well as the constant emails between contributors. But to say April was a whirlwind, is an understatement.
It really was crazy for me to take it that cool event on the second week of April, just a mere 2 weeks before Vanessa and Al’s wedding. What was I seriously thinking?! But it was so worth it!! I met some awesome, authentic and inspiring NYC influencers from all types of industries , who are putting their voices, products and ideas out there on Instagram. It was really nice to actually meet and put a face to regular lovely ladies I’ve been in contact since my time in this lovely community we call the Refined Woman….
I won’t lie and say there were a few times I looked at the calendar and completely freaked out. Like sh**, it’s what day already?? And I have all that to somehow get done?? It really has been rewarding to be constantly busy. For a small business owner, which to my fellow small business entrepreneurs this week is for us! We’re a special group and society, who know all the hardships, doubt, frustrations, loss of sleep it takes to be your own boss. But the benefits and rewarding feeling you have once doing it on your own, looking back at all that you’ve have build and worked so hard for, and to have clients truly value you and your skills.
It’s just a constant reminder to never stop be being grateful, but it was my best friend who said it best, “Don’t ever forget to stop being PROUD of YOU!” She was so right, I was feeling overwhelmed, and on edge…but she reinforced that this is just one of those setbacks that come with being a small business owner. It’s a hardship I’m definitely proud to have…Still I know we’ve all had those moments where we feel like everything is rushing in and we’re simply trying to paddle our way out from drowning.
But what they say about balance is true. I found that regardless how much I needed to get done or tried to accomplish ahead of schedule, I need a day or most of day off the phone, no email, no Instagram If you happened to try to get a hold of me during the weekends, I was slow to respond, even if I was still working on various projects. I know, but it’s hard separating work from my regular life, especially when you have events coming up.
Just that tech break from the world, helped me relax and find a bit of clarity and balance for the new week.I can’t say I perfected this in anyway or shape, BUT it helped me from going truly insane! Do any other entrepreneurs feel the same?
I noticed that I really need to shut off more, even if it was only an afternoon, or Saturday morning cleaning, organizing and blasting some mellow indie music, or even sometimes saving fun client projects for the weekend too. Ignoring my phone has been pretty life changing! And I’m planning to make it more of a habit, except when I forget to respond back to people =|
I didn’t have much time for fun, which has really been the case for the past several months but I am counting down the days until Portugal, where I’ll actually let loose for a bit and relax. Where I’ll be in nature, with my family and planing some adventures, even if a bit of work will be involved, I can’t wait for this much needed time away! In the meantime, after Vanessa and Al’s wedding this weekend and before Nicole and Jerry’s special day at the end of the month and Leah’s Sweet 16 Luau in three weeks, I CANNOT wait for a girl’s weekend at the Poconos mountains, to relax and celebrate bride-to-be/client/friend Nicole with a fiesta getaway! I know we’re all in need of it!!
I was a bit hard on myself this month, I think it’s because there was quite a bit on my plate including important decisions that I put a lot of doubt in myself, until I was able to let I all go and everything turned out great because when it comes down to it, I truly do believe in myself and talent. I can’t wait for the rest of the lovely celebrations I have for this year.
For sure need to take up my calligraphy in Portugal me know when they say when you’re out of practice you’re out of practice need to practice and I want to work on incorporating some new Crystals.
This May I hope to … Be kind, Wear your favorite dress, take your morning coffee and work outdoors, continue to run and take Marley on long walks,and hikes, if the bears allow us to actually visit the parks.
Keep up that skincare routine. And don’t forget to keep that “dance everyday” kind of vibes going as long as possible!