I write a lot about my deep love of nature, hiking, camping, and national park trips, and everything I design for the Dear Summit shop is an expression of that passion, but what I don’t share enough about is being a mom, and how being a work-at-home mama intersects with my love of all things outdoors. And what I definitely haven’t shared enough about is that my husband and I are happily expecting our second baby girl, and now her due date is just a few short weeks away.
I’m a nature-loving mama, 8-months pregnant, and already fully occupied with running my creative business and raising a two-and-a-half year old. How on earth do I balance all of that?
Honestly, I don’t.
I don’t even believe there is such a thing as true “work-life balance,” especially as an entrepreneur.
I’ll never be able to perfectly balance my time between all of the things I love and all the things that demand my attention. But a sort of balance can be reached, in that I do my best to be realistic about my priorities and how they relate to the time and resources I actually have. Certain things will get more of my time and attention, while others are set aside much of the time.
For myself and my family, that…Read more