At some point anyone can experience life’s highs and lows. In a prefect world the lows would not exist. Although without the stumbling blocks there would be no lessons to be learned, nothing to make you stronger. Combined that with being in the beginning stages of building a business, it seems that stress can double, even quadruple at any even moment. They say when you are doing something that your truly love doing, it won’t seem like work. That statement is true (most of the time). There are days where I knock out my to-do list before noon and others when I am working until 2am. I do this routine 5 days a week. Only because I recently decided to give myself the weekends off to sleep in or to just plain rest. Two days is never enough time to recuperate. Moving too fast and not slowing down a bit will end up being way more trouble then you need.
I think I been dealing with a bout of growing pains. I thought I got over feeling guilty when I need to take time off, but I haven’t. It takes about half a day to run errands and most of that is traveling. I love my city but public transportation has got uber slow and expensive. Finding time to get out to do anything gets tougher. Especially when interest in your services peaks. Then you have to balance doing the work you have and tending to those inquires.
Just the other day I tweeted about wishing I had a clone or an intern so I could be in more than one place at the same time. I am not in the position to turn down work or hire help, but when the time comes I already know who I want bring on my team. Even considered eliminating certain services or outsourcing. Outsourcing means partnerships and that all whole different ball game.
Or how about when I am working on something and I hit a dead end. Working solo means I can no longer turn to my right or left and ask my coworker for assistance. Yeah I can reach out to my social media friends but would my message ever reach them through all of the noise.
I have so many things running through my mind.
Can freelancers take a day off? Week? Heck why no a whole month? I know it possible but you better have something else working in the background so you have money coming in to pay your bills.
I feel my busines growing and there still so much I want to do….
but I’m afraid.