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Taking Something Off Of My Plate
e4cce3b2ace011e2971f22000a1f8c25_7 Right now I am laying in bed. At 2 in the afternoon. I just picked up Lucy from Kid's Day Out, and apparently she was tuckered out & needed to take a nap. I have so many thoughts swirling through my mind. Most of them revolve around my ability to run Gingiber successfully while maintaining that delicate balance of being a mother, wife, & friend. And the season of life I am in. My children are young. My husband is still searching for a job. And sometimes I have to let go of things in order to take care of what matters the most: my family. This weekend I was supposed to be a vendor at a show in Little Rock. And then life got int he way. Nathan has a lead on a job. And along with all of the other duties he has as an instructor at our local university, he needs time to focus on himself & this *possible* job. Now, the job is a long shot. Nathan & I are such a team, always adapting when the other needs support. And it was my turn to adapt & give him this weekend to prepare. There are other dribblings of details about our crazy week, but really, even though I hate to be "that person" who is bailing out on a show, I feel a great sense of peace. I could have forced my way to Little Rock & gotten there by the skin of my teeth, but really I needed to take a step back. For my family. So that's that. Life is short. Family means everything. And sometimes business must wait. -Stacie p.s. Do you like my new glasses? I get to wear them everyday now :)  
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I hear you, it is an ongoing battle to balance!! I have found you via Create and Thrive :-)

Posted by Rosalind on June 25, 2014

I can so relate to this! Juggling a family & a business that is so hands on can be exhausting. Sometimes you just have to stop, breathe & do what is best for you & your family, even if it means pulling out of an event. Because while after the event is over the guilt over not going quickly fades, the impact on you & your family had you attended would have be much greater!

Posted by Melanie Hay on June 25, 2014

Wanted to pop over after reading your article in Artful Blogger. Your work is so wonderful (I have a thing for sheep, so when I saw your pillow, I had to see your work!) Awesome article and it is great seeing how much joy your work brings you. All the best to your husband in his job search!

Posted by Winnie on June 25, 2014

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