Last Wednesday I coordinated a party for women entrepreneurs in Toronto and I was up til 2 am the night before with my husband stuffing gift bags and fine tuning power point presentations. That morning my 1.5 year old son woke up at 4 am because he has no manners (okay I joke, his newest teeth were popping through). I was so tired that morning I thought I was going to die of exhaustion.
- Run four websites/blogs and all the social media that comes with it plus MOM INC on Urban Moms
- Speak at events (lots of fun because I am still a nervous wreck doing this but practice does make it ever so slightly easier each time – although I hate MICROPHONES for many reasons I won’t get into)
- Provide marketing coaching services to entrepreneurs
- Run an entrepreneur networking group for women (which the founder of Urban Mom’s Jen Maier is speaking at on September 21)
- Run an outdoor play group for Active Kids Club
- Do a really bad job of housekeeping but still it is on my to do list
- Take care of TWO kids including walking and picking up from school etc
- Wife of great but messy husband (all though I am sure he would say I am the messy one)
- Cooking, shopping etc but I avoid it like the plague when hubby is around to do it
- Volunteer on a Board of Directors for a Parenting Association and occasionally teach for them
- Volunteer at my son’s school
- Pay bills and do administrative crap
- Laugh a lot because laughing is a good stress reliever and tension reliever for everyone
- Nit pick
- Allow petty crap that I can’t control piss me off
- Garden (my plants die)
- Read trashy mags or many novels as of late
- Exercise although I managed 5 runs and 1 length swim this summer
- Relax much but somehow I do have a wierd level of zen going on because I am doing stuff I like but at same time it does overwhelm me
Obviously, balance is great but at the same time I am really happy because I have learned to peacefully relinquish control over my life since being this busy and it has been very, very therapeutic for me.
PS: The picture of me here is speaking at one of my first events. I was a nervous wreck but I managed to conquer my speaking fears and get through it. I am amazed at what we can accomplish when we put our minds to it!