August 28, 2016

Again, the Work-Life Balance

Lila Dress in Navy - Wallis Evera - Modern Hemp Apparel

Summer is my favourite time of year, but it's also the one that brings the greatest strain on that delicate work-life balance. With school out, two months of vacation time with the entire family at home has been fantastic. However, balancing all that fun with the work that still needs to be done everyday to build a startup business is... tough.

I will say, though, I'm pretty lucky when it comes to my home team. When we met, my husband wooed me with poems, conversation, songs and books. He's talented with words and knows a good sentence when he reads it.  I've relied on him heavily to be my editor for everything from product descriptions to postcards. He's been light in his use of the red pen on my writing, and I'm thankful for that. It reminds me that he's cheering for me every step of the way.

My kids are still young (5 and 9), which means they're still intensely curious about what I do with my time, and they love to give brutally honest feedback. Gifts, I tell myself, those qualities are gifts and I am thankful.

The other day, both of my kids climbed onto my lap, squeezing themselves between me and my computer screen, wanting to be included. So we read together and had a beautiful moment of "Work-Life Blend." Here is the article I happened to be reading at the time -- it's a nice, easy breakdown of the why's of eco-fashion, with a great little "eco-conscious textiles guide" at the end. Enjoy!