So, the kids are back to school (unless they are still doing half days, every other day, most of a day, or any of the other options schools come up with to ’settle them in’!), and we’ve had chance to reflect on just how good the summer holidays are when you run your own business.
My little one isn’t at school yet but this summer has definitely highlighted the fact if I had ‘normal’ 9-5 job I would really have struggled to take Josh to all his appointments which would have put stress on our family as a whole! I don’t have any family close by to rely on and my husband works in the city so it’s important I am there for him! We have also nailed potty training this summer and moved up to the next class in nursery! My next battle will be to hopefully delay him starting reception for a year, again something which I will struggle with but not half as much if I didn’t have my own business! Holly, Magpie Memories
Taking time off over Summer is so important for me as sometimes its so easy to get wrapped up in work and forget about the important things in life like my family and why I started my own business. Taking 6 weeks out means that I can recharges my batteries, have fun with my family and just generally love life. So when the kids go back to school I’m ready for the Christmas planning to commence!! I know that I need to work hard and promote my business by whatever way I choose, craft fairs, social media etc. Organising these to fit round my busy lifestyle suits me as then I’m not missing out on my children’s milestones along my exciting journey, and my work doesn’t feel like work! Carli, Mac & Maddy
I love being able to have the opportunity to spend six whole weeks to switch off from my business and enjoy some quality time with my son. For six weeks I’m completely his and he’s completely mine. I get to be the center of his world, giggles, bumps and snuggles included. This would not be possible if I did not decide to change my career direction and start my business. Loretta, True Love Keepsakes
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