As I write this I’m sitting upright in my bed at 10:23pm with my 4 year old wrapped around me as she has the beginning of croup (her 2nd bout in 2 weeks) as this is the only way she will sleep, and of course she only wants Mum (something I secretly love). The past month has been hellish with on and off illness…a cold, croup, high fever and tummy virus. If truth be told I’m just holding it together and could quite easily burst into tears any second.
I’m not writing this for sympathy although I know many a mum will feel empathetic, they know exactly what I’m going through, but I’m writing this to let you know that there are going to be shit times in business, factors out of our control where we feel beaten down like we’re treading water or flat out sinking and that’s ok. Business is a tough gig, so is motherhood and when you combine them, well the journey becomes even more unpredictable.
I know I put a lot of pressure on myself and are far too critical of what I’m doing if I don’t achieve it when I want to. And just recently I’ve been trying to live by the mantra, “I will get there”. There is no point in pushing myself (insert “yourself” here) to the brink of burnout and have a total meltdown.
I still have a long way to go, but when I look back I realise I have come so far. And that I am super proud of. I’m only 37 and I have at least another 25 years plus in my career yet I’m trying to achieve all my goals now! Eek pressure much, Megan??
For now, I will endure sleepless nights with my child, because she is the most important thing in my life. And as for business, I will keep pushing through, because I don’t want to stop, I have passion and drive and so many goals I want to achieve.
Step by step I will get there, because I know I can. And I know you can to.