these days are crazy. i forget how loco it gets at herndon heald in the summertime, our busiest time of year. this time around, however, my pace is even more frenetic. my daughter is almost a year old and i feel like i’ve been moving so fast since her birth that i’ve hardly had time to catch my breath. how do i maintain poise while owning a bustling business and nurturing a family? how do i fully engage in both of these creative and demanding endeavors and still find space for me? i choose this circus so how do i take pleasure in the balancing act?
mostly i feel light - swimming in gratitude, floating on top of it even. but some of these long hectic days – one on top of the other - i feel damn heavy, like any minute i’ll surely go down with the whole mad sinking ship.
how do all the women out there do it? and seemingly gracefully?
mark and naomi and i all wear many hats as business owners. making jewelry is only one aspect but man, is it an enjoyable one. right now i am making peace necklaces. for some time each day i get to sit down, be quiet, and let my hands work to ease my mind. finding peace in the midst of chaos can be challenging. i'm grateful that these days i can look down at my work and be reminded of it.