Wow, what a summer.
I have always been driven. I once took a test where it rated my drive and my numbers were so off the chart, my boss called me to make sure I was okay. I was also off the chart in terms of organizational skills, so I think that helped calm him down a bit. At least I wasn’t driven to the point of chaos.
a high drive to succeed has always been a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, I get the job done. I was in sales for a long time and if there was a number to hit, I hit it. On the other hand, I wore myself out and, sometimes, was taken advantage of by the companies for which I worked so hard. I felt a great sense of personal success but that didn’t necessarily translate into career advancement. I didn’t like that part.
So, this year, I own my own business and all the hard work I put into it directly comes back to me and my family.
Even though my family and I directly benefit from all the hard work we put into our business, I am still prone to over book, over work and over commit. And, the cost of doing this seems higher than ever. Why is that?
I dunno. I do know, though, that this summer has been HARD work and, while more successful than I would have imagined, I am tired!
We did 10 fairs/festivals between June, July & August plus started a pop-up retail outlet at our local coffee shop. And, I have to say, we rocked it! We sold more stuff, met more people and had more fun than I would have imagined. And, I am tired.
So, I am glad it is fall and we get a chance to regroup. I may plan our next summer a bit different with a few more days of rest in the middle of it all. Or, my drive may get the better of me again and I will be just as tired sitting here a year from now as I am today. It seems like this one is a life time lesson. Either way, I have always loved fall and am loving it this year even more!
Enjoy the season and craft on, my friends!