It's been 7 months since Dave began working in San Francisco. From morning until 7pm, Monday-Friday, I look after the children, drive them to school & pick them up, feed them, care for them when they are sick, look after the house (well sort of) and somehow manage to work at home ReSelling. Dave arrives home and it feels like a mad dash to get him fed, get Keiran to bed and somehow find an hour for us to spend together after the children have gone to sleep. It's not the life that I had imagined in some ways but we are grateful that he has a job that he loves, a good salary and of course health insurance.
We make it work.
This holiday season when I slowed down I realized how the busy season has taken a toll on me. Then I asked my bookseller friends in a private email group that I take part in about the condition of their homes. We all laughed together as we realized that inventory was everywhere, packing peanuts littered our offices, and chaos was generally everywhere.
I talk a lot about balance on ATG because it's something that I constantly strive to achieve. It's not like we have a normal job where we have to be at an office at 9am and leave at 5pm (if that exists anymore). Many people can leave their jobs at their place of work. I had people email me on Christmas demanding feedback for something on eBay. Seriously? They had nothing better to do than chase me for feedback on Christmas?
At this point, my entire house is clean and pretty much organized. Except my office which always takes a hit when I am cleaning the rest of the house. As you know cleaning a home means shuffling and moving many things into other rooms. There is still inventory in the rest of the house, but it is is tidy and clearly marked bins. The garage I'm planning to work on next.
My key to balance in 2012 is to continue to stay organized. This way I can keep my life in balance. And keep Facebook at bay. A life that is organized and balance will be more profitable for my ReSelling business.
What is your number one goal for 2012?
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