I have always bitten off more than I can chew; that’s a chronic habit from my childhood that I never really outgrew. It’s one of the main reasons that I’m hopelessly overworked and feeling burnt is because I’m often spread too thin by new ideas. But, this makes up such a core part of me and often works in my favour. This innate curiosity and my insatiable need to understand how things work (and why) and explore is what feeds all of these new experiences I have and fuels my discoveries in my career and life.
But it is quite the juggling act.
I am actually really busy and I don’t ever give myself enough credit. While I’m building a marketing consultancy, I’m working on several manuscripts, writing courses, painting, running an online community for another website project, listening to countless podcasts and audiobooks to keep my brain fed, while juggling a fairly active social life and a chronic pain disorder (which honestly just needs to bugger off because it’s been a plague in my life this year). The point is, everything is a juggling act, and it’s about to get a whole lot worse.
If you speak with ten female entrepreneurs, they will probably tell you the same thing – that they are building their empires while juggling a social life and they are burning the candle at both ends; really quite literally for many of us. It’s so difficult; and I don’t have kids – shout out to all my single parent entrepreneurs who are absolutely killing it out there!
But yes, being a working creative is not easy, especially for those of us who explore additional avenues to keep us interested in new things but also future proofs our work to ensure multiple streams of income; even if they are little streams.
Anyway, that’s my rant for the moment. I’m exhausted but energised and looking to start tying up the loose ends of projects that I started three years ago and haven’t closed yet. It’s time to get all of those things together and start splitting my time between things I love and things I really need to do.
As always, peace and love.