This weekend Jordan went out of town and I enjoyed the house to myself. I had time for super laziness and super productiveness. But now I'm starting to feel guilty for the laziness part. Do you ever feel bad for taking time off?
Unfortunately, as of right now the weekends are my main opportunity for getting work done. I obviously work on weekdays and my week nights are devoted to Etsy shop orders. Plus, the photographer in me won't take blog post photos in the evening because I'm a natural light devotee.
Because of this, even when I try to take time off on the weekends, I'm still thinking about what I "should" be doing. "I should do a recipe post" "I should do a DIY project" so that I will have content to post during the week. (In fairness, I did attempt a smoothie recipe post but I didn't think it tasted good enough to share.)
It's not like I sat on my ass all weekend. Although I did enjoy some kiddie pool time with Penny (aka: me sitting in the pool while Penny stares at me from just outside because she is my shadow but doesn't like water). I certainly felt ridiculously productive on Sunday, waking up before 8:00, cleaning the house for Jordan's return, busting out all my orders, wholesale orders, and the bracelets I'm sending to Erika for the Blogger's Arm Party. But part of me still feels bad for not tackling blog content for the week.
I talked to my Dad on the phone and he was like "You sound worn out. Are you doing too much?" I said "Well, I'd like to have one job rather than two." When I started this blog (March 2011) my handmade business was not where it is today. The past year has shown so much more growth than I could've imagined. It's been incredible and inspiring, and I know so much of that is thanks to this little blog, and therefor, thanks to you.
So I guess when I'm stressing out on a Saturday about what quality post I'm going to come up with for the week, well I really just want to make sure you are getting back from me what I have gotten from you. xo JA