Work is amazing.  No, that’s an understatement – work is incredible.  But work is also extremely stressful, time consuming and at times tedious, but work is incredible incredible.  Did I mention incredible?

It’s hard to believe that only 2 years ago I made the decision (this very day) to leave my fulltime job.  Granted, I didn’t fully leave until Jan 1, 2014, but it’s still kind of amazing how much I’ve done and how far I’ve gone since then.  Also, just 3 years ago I was celebrating my 500th sale.  2 months ago I was celebrating my 5,000th sale.  Today I’m celebrating over 7,000 sales.  If that isn’t growth for you, I don’t know what is.

I talk about work all the time because it’s about 75% of my daily life.  I definitely miss the days when I first became self employed and I had 1/2 days off with not much else to do but clean the house, cook, decorate and shop – and these days I can barely manage a night off.  I know all of that has to change eventually, and I’m doing better at outsourcing some of my work and having hired help, but it’s hard to not be completely in control, esp. when I gave up so much to do what I’m doing.  This brings up Europe and what I’m going to do about work/ my shop during that 5 week hiatus.  I keep trying to rationalize closing shop for the entire 5 weeks, but that’s a loonnngg time to go without having any income, esp. while I’ll be spending so.much in Europe.  I know that I could have my sister (who is ultra reliable) run shop while I’m gone, but this is my baby.  What if something goes wrong?  What if she misses a step?  What if things completely fall apart and then I’m left more stressed out than ever, without the ability to do anything about it?  And – of course, what if nothing bad happens at all and shop is smooth cause she’s taking care of everything?

Anyway, it’s been a crazy long stressful week and thank goodness it’s Friday tomorrow.  I just want to relax and not work for the weekend.  Not sure that’s entirely possible but a girl can dream. ❤️

On another note; booked a trip to Vegas for a short 4 days and I am uber excited to lay by the pool & not do much else.  Matt and I also booked a flight for my sister to come with us, so she could get away from life & enjoy the sun beside us.  Absolutely so grateful that we are able to do these things for the people we love. 

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