Despite my genuine desire to blog on a regular basis (at least once a week), it just doesn’t seem to happen. I really do love writing and it’s not that I don’t have much to say, because I do… but my blog always gets pushed to the back of my never-ending to-do list.
A lot of what I want to say is not necessarily wedding or event related but more about my experiences as a small business owner. I have struggled with the balance between my personal life within my blog posts and have mostly just stuck to blogging about weddings/events I’ve done, news related to Event Crush, and so on. But the business I’m in is such a personal one and I feel like if there is anywhere for me to share my thoughts, it’s here.
I’ve thought about starting a personal blog but the idea of having multiple blogs overwhelms me (which is exactly why Bow Ties & Bliss is out of commission). What it comes down to, I guess… this is my blog. This is my business. I’m going to write about what ever I want. ;)
I’ve been thinking about money a lot lately. I made a decision when I became a mom that affected our financial situation and sometimes I question it. At the time I was working as an event coordinator at Lane Community College, and while it was only part-time it provided much of our “extra” income for things such as clothes, going out to eat, movies, etc. After our daughter came along, me and my husband decided it was in everyone’s best interest for me to quit my job and stay home with Addy, while working on and further pursuing Event Crush. This was a tough decision and like I said, I still question it from time to time… but it was definitely the best decision for us!
There is so.much.emphasis in our society on making more money and the continual accumulation of “stuff.” I have realized over the past couple of years that money absolutely does not buy happiness and that often times more money = more stress and less happiness. Yet I still struggle with a daily desire for more, especially when I’m perusing the home decor aisles of Target and want everything in sight. I am continually learning to be content with what we have and what we’ve been given (which seems small from my perspective, but then I step back and realize we have been given SO MUCH and truly don’t deserve any of it).
It’s a daily battle but I am learning. I probably drive my husband crazy with all of my ideas and plans for our house that I’d like to do… and who knows if they’ll ever happen. I just want to be content with what we have today, and rest in the fact that all of our needs are being met. Not to mention the fact that I am essentially living my dream, running my business from home with an amazing husband and beautiful little girl by my side. I’m so thankful!