When I first started working for myself with the line, I thought it would be easier to just up and leave for a vacation whenever I wanted. I wouldn't have to request time off.
Well, Adam's camp ended a few weeks ago and school starts again in a few weeks. This is usually the time he takes a vacation so he asked me to come with him.
I cannot tell you how hard it has been to take the time off.
Firstly, I just don't want to. I have a long list of manufacturers that I need to get to calling and visiting in the garment center. I have to create a system to keep my records organized, since so many swatches have been coming in from vendors. I'm still working on sketching the first collection and really want to finish that. I did not want to take a break. I love working on my line and I want to do it every minute of the day.
One of the biggest things I've learnt with starting my own business is that it progresses at the pace I work at. If I don't work, things stay at a standstill.
It's been a frustrating week of going back and forth on the schedule and me continuing to cut days off his time-off. Finally, I realized that juggling my entire life is important. As much as I want to work on my line 24/7, I need to focus on the other important things in my life. If Adam wants to take some time off and take a road-trip, I want to support him in that. We finally decided that I would stay one week and return by train when I need to get back. He will stay an extra few days. And, I'm taking my laptop so I can keep working for a few hours each day.
Do you find it easy to take time off?
How do you do it?
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