I get asked a lot about how I balance my life with 4 daughters (ages 13, 9, 7, and almost 2) and running my own company. Honestly, I don't think you can balance it. If it's possible, I haven't figured it out. I try my best at both but most of the time I feel like I'm doing a shitty job with one, if not both. I'm constantly thinking about work, and I usually have my girls with me everywhere I go. Sleep? Forget about it. My car and house usually look like a bomb exploded, I wash my hair maybe once a week, and I'm perpetually late for everything. Although, I do always show up!
I have become a master multitasker (I think all mom's have too be), which helps, and I have learned to try to compartmentalize things. Hey, as I sit here writing this, I'm also nursing, eating lunch, practicing sight words, and getting the backstory on super girl. My creativity now truly thrives in chaos, so it works hah. I also am a mellow, low stress person. If I wasn't, I'm sure I would of had a coronary by now.
My personal life and business are not perfect, but they are both my jobs and I work hard to do my job! So the way I see it, if you're looking for a life that feels balanced, I don't recommend having 4 children and I definitly don't recommend starting your own company! Simultaneaously though, for me, both are also truly fulfilling and the benefits far outweigh the costs. The work I do in Guatemala and the work I do with my daughter's are the two main sources of joy in my life (aside from the Lord). I've come to embrace and love the imbalance of it all, and I decide daily to enjoy the crazy.
c'est si bon,