I never set out to be a career woman. I work because I need money...enjoy shopping just a little bit :) However, I started working for this small company a few years ago and our business is simply thriving. Seems like we've hit a point where we just can't keep up. We are hiring more people and I'm expanding my responsibilities! It's all very exciting, but not for my personal life. I'm at the stage where all I can think about is what I need to do for work and end up working a lot of my evenings at home as well. I love my job so it isn't work that I dread but I cannot keep functioning like this. I think when I feel lost of unsure I throw myself into something I feel secure or confident in...thus, my job is becoming my life!
Since I don't have children and am not involved in a lot of miscellaneous activities it is easy for me to become obsessed (that might be a little strong) with my work and what my clients need. I take it personal. I go to bed thinking about what I need to handle when I wake up. As soon as I wake up I check my emails. Maybe I enjoy feeling like my clients need me. Apparently I need to feel important :)
Saying all of that to say... I'm working on some balance in my life right now. It's rough when you don't feel like you can keep up or meet up to what people expect of you - or even what you expect of yourself. I'm a bit of a perfectionist and am learning that living one crisis away from a mini breakdown (slightly exaggerated) is not how I want to live my life.
I seriously feel like I need a vacation. Yes, that would mean leaving work alone and not just working off-site. Unfortunately, a house remodel (and more work to do on the house as soon as the weather warms up) doesn't leave a lot of extra money to jet off to tropical places :) I'm been so thankful to at least have overtime hours/$ to help with extra expenses so I will not even whine about that. However... that explains a little about my absence. I'm crashing on my weekends and not finding the time during the week days to concentrate on many fun things - my blog. I miss it though and intend to get some new posts up ASAP!!
Enough about me!
How have you all been?????