For the New Year: Finding a New Normal

Confession: Monday is one of my favorite days of the week. I know that's probably not a popular view, so I'm sorry if you hate the day (don't hurt me, I mourned them for many years in the past). I know that I'm incredibly lucky that I have a job where I look forward to doing the work that I do. For me, Monday is one of the days of the week that I'm able to focus almost solely on my design/creative business. It's a day that feels like anything is possible, and I enjoy the fresh start Monday brings each week.

As I was about to write this post, I saw Katie Day say on her Instagram, "And to all my moms: maybe the thing that's best for your kids, is finding what feeds you so that you can pour into them." This could obviously be many things from a job to a hobby that you love, but it resonates with me and my thoughts on the year ahead.

I've been doing some thinking about what I'd like to accomplish in the next year for my business. I've thought about some specific things as far as financials and getting more organized, but it all seems difficult to plan for considering we're about to have our current world turned completely upside down by a new tiny human. Now that I know how a having a kid can really shake up your world, I'm hesitant to get too lofty or be too tough on myself about what I need to work on with my business.

I've got one main goal for this year: to find a new normal that works for both my family and business. My main hope is that this new baby addition goes a little smoother the second time around and that we can ease into a schedule and rhythm that works for our family. I don't have any idea of what exactly that looks like at this point. However, I do know that I want to make sure that I don't lose track of myself. In the new year, I hope to simply focus on growing and investing in my design business, despite all the chaos that is surely headed our way. Hopefully, not losing focus of what I'm passionate about will, in turn, help me be a better mother and human. Here's to many more Mondays in 2015.

In case you're curious, the beautiful planner is designed by Julia Kostreva and is available in her shop.