Wednesday, June 15, 2011

What to do?

I am not real sure where to start with this so please forgive me if I ramble.   
I have said before there are times I struggle balancing TSP with being a wife and mother.  I don't know if it is just my personality or time management or what, but my anxiety over all of this has begun again.  
 Many of you remember this post from last year.  I stopped taking "custom orders"....(well sort of) to see if that would help me.  However  my biggest weakness is saying no.  I just can't do it. I don't like to disappoint people so I usually say yes. :)  
For example, back on June 3rd I said I wasn't taking any more orders so I could get caught up and guess what I've done?  Yep, taken over 25 more orders since then.  See I told you I have a problem. HA! 
I work well into the wee hours of the morning most nights and then I can't figure out why I'm so tired the next day and not the mom I want to be.  Hmmm....I think I know why!  I have hated that for the past week I have had to leave family time to work.  I love you guys and what I do, but I'd rather be swimming or hanging out with my kids in the evenings!  Sorry!
I mean look at them, wouldn't you rather hang out with them too?!
So I've made a very difficult decision.  I am not taking any more orders (for real this time. HA!) until the beginning of August.  I am so sorry!  If I have your order now, that doesn't include you.  I have tons more orders to complete and I will get those done so don't worry if you have already contacted me.  Also, don't fret if you are someone who contacted me after June 3rd with an order I am not "black listing" you. :)   Ha!  

I honestly hate doing this and hope you understand.  I don't want people to think I complain or am not grateful, because I know there are many people who need/want a job right now and here I am making a decision to step away for a bit.   I just have to remember that I have always said my family comes first and the only way for that to happen is for me to take a little break.  

With that being said, I am planning on doing some giveaways this summer so keep checking Facebook and here for updates!   I'll see you in August!!  Have a great summer!!  And with all sincerity thank you so much for blessing my business!  I love all my customers so much and it means the world to me when you refer your friends!    


  1. Your decision to step away for a bit is one we all understand. Don't apologize for it - relish the break and enjoy some extra sweet and special time with your favorite three people.

  2. You amaze me sweet friend. Not only for how well you balance this (and I know you are thinking you DON'T do it well), and when you feel that way...You are stepping back. Sorry that I am just now reading this. I was coming to order stuff for a friend, and it can certainly wait a couple of weeks ;o)

    Love ya,