I had a *moment* this morning.
I was sitting in one of my favorite local coffee shops, 20 tabs deep into a gorgeous new branding project, my newest music obsession Hollow Coves (thanks, Insta) playing in my ears… basically just living my version of The Dream. ✨
Just 3 years ago, I was gearing up to go back to school for the first time since having my daughter. This business was just a small inkling in the back of my mind.
Before I clocked out for vacation at the end of last month, I was in a weird mental space. I was catastrophizing (looked it up, it’s a real word 😉) little things and I was having the hardest time switching off my brain at the end of the day. I was exhausted, and I think I’ve been exhausted for a while. Maybe you have too?
When we care so much about something like a business, it can be so easy to keep going and pushing for growth: more clients, more income, more website traffic, more followers, whatever.
I did this as a track runner in college too. I hated to take time off at the end of a season because I just wanted to keep pushing myself to see how good I could get.
But it’s not sustainable.
We can’t expect constant growth without pausing to give ourselves time to process that growth.
I’m not sure if I’m making sense 🤪 The point is: 3 years ago today, I wouldn’t have believed you if you told me I owned a growing design studio. I would have killed (I mean, not literally — who made that saying up?!) to have a day like today where I got to spend the morning doing something I truly loved AND then got to spend time with my daughter before putting her down for a nap at home this afternoon.
I have big dreams, but I also want to appreciate the person I am right now and the pace of life in this season, without feeling like I’m constantly waiting for the next step.
Can you relate? ♥️