SWEATER- Forever 21 // TRENCH- Eddie Bauer // JEANS- GAP // SHOES- Thrifted // CLUTCH- Thrifted // EARRINGS- Nickel & Suede
Photo Credit- Sarah Sweeney
Let's talk about running three brands at once. And wearing the hats of Mom, Wife, Sunday School teacher, friend and homeowner. It's a big struggle.
Some days I feel like I'm doing great, but most days I feel like I'm doing the bare minimum in every category. I know that what you put your time into is what succeeds- so it's really hard when there are many things that I need to succeed and only so much time.
We still own ONE little BELT and I try to put a little effort in each month to OLB's FB page, IG and obviously selling belts.
I really want ONE little MOMMA to be the best that it can be and definitely put time into blogging each week. OLM is crucial to spreading the word about Nickel & Suede- but it's also my creative outlet. I let a few too many comparision thoughts go through my head about other blogs and never take into account what else I'm up to besides blogging.
And there there is Nickel & Suede. You know, our full time job that we need to push and grow as fast and furious as we can? We have big dreams for N&S and I feel guilty when I'm not eating, sleeping, and thinking Nickel & Suede. (Although many days I am!)
Then the most important parts of life- my kids, my husband, church and my friends. When do I do stuff for them? I mean obviously I do things for them daily and they come first- so yeah. I guess I'm back to talking about balance.
I've got this belief running through my head that I need to be a totally haggard, stressed out, one-track-mind entrepreneur to be successful. I'm pretty sure it's a lie that I'm telling myself which constantly makes me feel like I'm not giving my best at the right thing and basically never allows me to feel successful. I'm happy with the track that things are on, but I always wonder- could we be doing better if I just were X, Y, Z? Am I not working hard enough?
I don't have answers about all of that today. Partly I just want to let you know that I'm not perfect and neither is ANYTHING I'm doing. And I just want to be real about the struggle of the day to day around here. Thanks for sticking around here and supporting our family in any way that you do.