Diary of a #Momprenuer, Days 56-59

Date: September 28, 2018

YTD 2018 Product Sold: $1,522

Finished Inventory Currently on Hand: $14,153

Money raised for Domestic Violence Intervention Program of Iowa City: $152

This week has been tough, I’m not even going to try to sugar coat it.  Almost every night has been busy with activities for the kiddos.  They were all enjoyable and fun to be a part of, but it can make a hectic day feel a bit more exhausting.  On top of that I have been busting hump in the shop trying to crank out as much product as possible in preparation for the big shop/gallery opening next week.  Again, something amazing that a year ago I wouldn’t have even thought possible.  However, to this perfectionist, it can all feel like pressure.  Pressure to make the perfect products, pressure to try and be the perfect Mom, pressure to keep up my end of household duties, pressure, pressure, pressure.  I’m not going to lie, it all came to head for me yesterday in my head.  I just plain woke up in a crappy mood.  I felt overwhelmed, which made me dip into this really crappy place for a bit.  I really dislike days like that.  I am working on making sure to always find the positive, because that can make all of the difference in the world with how a day or a week or a month turn out in the end.  And it’s a lesson I want to demonstrate for my kids, for them to know yes, we will have crappy days, but its how we move through it that makes all the difference.  However, I just struggled to muster up that positive force yesterday.  So, I went a bit quiet instead.  While in the shop I listened to a few podcasts that helped to lift me up a bit.  I share the links for them below and encourage you to listen to them as well.  I will say they are a bit “I am woman here me roar”, but they were just what I needed.  I woke up today ready to tackle all the things, and to me that’s all that matters right now, that I have the energy and the positive outlook to try to go for it all!

Badassery Podcast, episode 114

Badassery Podcast, episode 111

Clever Podcast, episode 68 with Kate Duncan

Biggest wins for the day: Carved a super adorable bowl.

Opportunities for improvement: Keeping myself grounded to not give into that overwhelmed feeling.

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