One might think I was hibernating for the Winter, but it’s more that I was extra busy. Personally, the holiday season is hectic and work-wise, closing out the prior year is a very demanding time for a bookkeeper. But now here I am again… I’m so excited to be blogging again! Although I’ve been thinking about it for a while, I must give credit to a WSN friend who recently expressed how much she enjoyed my blog. She is also a mom and a business owner and thus can relate to my struggles and rantings about work-life balance. This is just the inspiration I needed to start writing again. Blogging a great creative outlet for this numbers person and I love hearing from followers. Thank you to those that remained subscribed during my hiatus!
So, what’s new since last Fall (other than these new Spring flowers blooming in our yard)?
Work – I’m excited to be in the 3rd year of my bookkeeping business and I feel like I’ve found my groove. I’ve built up a nice client base with some fantastic, small business owners and I’ve become so busy that I’ve hired an assistant and I’m planning further expansion. Very exciting! Stay tuned for more. 🙂
Family – We had another overwhelming Christmas where Santa succeeded in thrilling the kids again. Personally, I found it exhausting. Now we’re into Birthday season: our kiddos are turning 9 & 7 already! Time does fly and so the countdown to double digits is on. At the beginning of the year, we celebrated Rob’s birthday with a family ski weekend. Although it was only the kids’ 2nd time skiing, they took right to it and we had a blast. Of course we had to drive north to find snow this year and much of it was man-made, but it was worth it.
Exercise – I am pleased that Jillian Michaels continues to release new, invigorating workout routines to keep exercising interesting. (Can’t wait to try this one!) These are particularly helpful over the winter months to prevent weight gain. Must have a way to recover after cake ball season! Karate is also going well. I am a blue belt now and my son and I were tied for a while. As he recently tested successfully, he’s ahead once again (green belt), which pleases him greatly. Running has been unusually good as it’s been oddly warm here in New England this Winter. So I actually got out for a number of runs and almost feel up to speed already.
How’s the work-life balance? Well, things are still up and down, but overall I remain positive. I have become more focused on priorities. And having more concrete goals (at least regarding my business) has helped me maintain course and keep things in perspective. I have lots to share with you in the future. For now, I have a few questions for you:
Fellow Business Owners: How’s your 1st quarter? How are your new year’s goals coming along?
Fellow Moms: How “balanced” are things in your household? Did you make any resolutions related to this?
Fellow Runners: Have you raced yet this year? If so, how’d it go? If not, what are your plans?
Have a great week!