I have a mixed bag of feelings right now. It is already the middle of January, but it is only Thursday. This was one of those mornings where I woke up and LITERALLY yelled “EFF it is only Thursday!” Pretty disheartening especially since early this week it felt like Friday to a lot of us.
One of my goals this year was to stay as positive and as focused on myself/family as I could be. Last year was really hard on my brain with everything going on at work and I am trying my hardest to not let the man get me down (and he is trying soooo hard to do it).
Another goal was to not overwhelm myself with ALLTHETHINGS. I am failing at that. I am going to step right up here on my little soapbox and share. Any advice is welcome.
I was looking forward to this year (as much as I could) and finally being able to delegate work over to my new coworker. We have had really bad turnover in this office for various reasons (all the same for each person). With that turnover means I take the workload over. So when I start to think I can breathe, someone quits. It doesnt help that we are an office of four. After closing a large show this week (hence exhaustion) my new coworker of less than a year put their notice in. I totally agree and support their reasoning, but I want to be selfish for a second. When I found out, I saw the figurative shit bucket being loaded up over my head. That means not only will I be getting more work, I will have to train someone when they EVENTUALLY re-hire AGAIN. So add that to the news I also found out that people in the know have been trying to get me on other opportunities with the company and they have been blocked because Im too good at my current job equals one annoyed panda.
I know this is probably not the week to have expectations of getting on any sort of work/home routine in place, but I am a little overwhelmed at home. Now that my schedule at work is about to explode and Matt is in school until 10pm almost every night during the week, our house is a hot mess. I know next month things will slow for a minute and I can get my routine back on, but I feel like I am underwater. Dishes, cooking, laundry, cleaning, animals, soon to be yardwork…yeesh!
I ended the year last year pretty well with the amount of orders I had for the few months I was open. Of course I want to grow the shop for 2015. I have been doing research on the best looking spreadsheet to create to track expenses and sales, but I havent found anything I like. Plus, I lost a lot of time with the holidays and work. Do any of you suggest a place to build without costing money? I am also planning on some signage to create, but I am on the fence about actually cutting anything out. I really dont want to add to the sign pile of unsold signs. Our house is still pretty small, you know?
One cool thing is I will be hosting a giveaway once the Facebook page hits 100 likes! I am going to be adding a new “line” to the shop and that will be the item I giveaway. It isnt listed yet because I havent had time to cut (and the weather has been so crappy outside to do anything). So head over and get your like on! We are pretty close to 100!
On top of EVERYTHING above, I am also going to be training again. I have done a really good job with getting my food choices on track and I am still loving paleo, but it’s time to get physical. We have P90x at home, so I am going to start training with that so I can avoid a gym membership and I cannot afford Crossfit. My friend has also asked me to run a race with him that I have in the past (and hated due to their huge mess ups). I have to decide today if I am going to do the race, but I am going to train again like I am running it. I miss running. My biggest thing is to keep my toes tapped and find a knee brace. Maybe that will help with my pain? Any knee brace suggestions?
I also never realized just how lost I am without a monthly planner. I ordered the Passion Planner back in November and due to issues out of her control, I still have not received my planner. I feel lost people! Supposedly this planner is life changing, so I am remaining patient and just printing calenders off my computer.
I keep reminding myself things will be easier hopefully next month and to just take it one day at a time. I just need to get through the two shows I have this month.
Sometimes it is easier said than done!!