Thursday, October 1, 2009

Rambling...

My life is a bit chaotic right now. I am still trying to best figure out a good way of scheduling my business, motherhood, life in general! One thing that I am experiencing, that I know is nothing new to business owners, is the fact that I don't have a defined 'cut-off' time for work. I know full well that my success lies squarely on my shoulders...and that knowledge plus the mere fact that I love what I do makes it hard for me to create a work balance in my life. I feel like I could always do more.

To be honest its like this.....I have two young sons and we have to plan our schedules around them. This is not a complaint by any means, but it is a reality and so I try to get work in all over the place. This means many nights and weekends. My husband does not need much sleep and he is very much a workhorse. I, on the other hand, seem to need 9 hours of sleep to have his energy, which irritates the heck out of me because that amount of sleep is such a waste of time!

Okay, blah, blah, blah.....I know I'm rambling!! :) But, I'm lying here in bed with my laptop wishing I needed only 5 hours of sleep for superhuman energy (sans-caffeine!) so that I could put a good dent in my miles-long to-do list.

So these sublime photos from THE Ms. Martha Stewart that I found on her blog are just what I need at the moment. This one just stopped me in my tracks....




I adore these photographs.....they have a dream-like quality that calms and inspires me.

I'm off to sleep...






goodnight :)

4 comments:

Splendid Willow said...

I can so relate. And our husbands don't need that much sleep because they don't need to take care of 1 million things, like we do!

Don't be so hard on yourself. We all feel that we can do more. But this is were you are right now (+ hello - you have 2 beautiful children!) - and be fine with it. You can do more later.

Have a relaxing weekend. And enjoy your family.

Mon

http://www.splendidwillow.com

Vita said...

I hear you on the time constraints & the 9 hours of needed sleep...I am the totally same way and have found myself pregnant with a full-time job, a 3 yr old and a thesis to finish! OY! I wish you luck and here's to hoping we can get our live's under some sort of reasonable and efficient schedule! =)

Love your chic jewellery!

lotta said...

I totally agree. Sometimes I wish I had a place to go to work, rather than my studio at home. I am imagining that would give me more structure. But that is probably not true... It is sometimes good to fit things in when we can. Now, I don't think sleep is a waste of time - I love a good night sleep. There is nothing better than going to bed, warm and cozy drifting off to sleep, and waking up early in the morning - rested. Have a great family fun filled weekend!

Charlotta Ward said...

If you push yourself too hard my dear you will need much more than 9 hours of sleep to recover...
Try to pace yourself a bit better and you'll find that you can get more out of your day. And of course this comes from moi - a totally chaotic non-planner who also lack in sleep!

Hang in there sister and take deep breaths - inside you know what is important and you just have to let life be as is for now. Cherish the chaos it may not always be that free!

xCharlotta