…saying “no” to things that fulfill my time.
We just recently got back from San Diego where my husband and I spoke about work-life balance at the Digital Co-Lab conference. While I was preparing the speech I couldn’t help but think that I wasn’t qualified to be an expert at work-life balance.
In fact, balancing work and life was something I failed at over and over and over again. Working too much. Living too little.
And my hubby was even worse. He used to be so consumed with working that, sometimes, we didn’t see him or have is undivided attention for days at a time.
There has been so much that we have changed over the last 2 years that has truly helped us gain control over our lives that it was fun to write it all down and share it with a group of women who I knew it could benefit.
Unfortunately, one really big part of making time for family is that it means you can’t do everything. Dang it.
I really like to think I can do it all.
Heck, as a woman, I feel like I should be able to do it all. But I’ve realized that in order to have sanity and to enjoy my children and my husband…I have to learn that little word I hate so much… “no”.
After contemplating for over a year, and being told my MULTIPLE successful entrepreneurs, Jeff and I have decided that we are going to be working together MORE which means we have to say no to some things that we are currently doing.
Don’t worry, this is not a House of Rose is over announcement. Ha! I will probably never stop writing here. It’s my outlet.
And I love Happy Mommy Box and it’s mission so I will never say no to that.
But, Jeff and I really want to share our lives and experiences in a way that may help others. Currently, our Dollars and Roses blog has been themed around “How to Make Money Blogging”, but honestly, neither one of us was ever really passionate about writing about making money.
We loved the site because it was something we were doing together, but the topic was wrong. So we are currently rebranding it and we hope to make a big announcement about it soon.
The whole reason I am even writing this is to tell you that the Inspire Me Please Link Party I was hosting is something I had to give up.
But, Liz, Tonya and Jennifer will still be hosting so please…continue to link up your wonderful projects by visiting one of their blogs each Thursday night at 9:00 PM CST.
I can’t wait to share with you more about what Jeff and I are working on!