December 11, 2014 back in Clarksville, Tennessee 🐾💞☀️ The way the time passes is so insane. I love these two pups so much. They will always be these two little babies 💞😭
Monday Message: Pressure
Today Ive been thinking about how far we've come in business.
When we started it, I felt so much pressure, being that it was my husbands dream to have his own business, and also that it was a part of my father in laws business that he was passing on. I was worried about living up to their expectations, I wanted my husbands dream to succeed and to make my father in law proud of where we could take this business.
At the time we had three daughters under the age of 5, I know for a fact I added the pressure of being a perfect mum into the mix.
Maybe it was the fact that we had dabbled in a couple of side line businesses, during Kels days off, that just didn't take off, maybe I had the added the pressure of not wanting to fail to my list.
We lived two hours away from where the main business was, so that involved a lot of travel and Kel being away, more pressure on myself to keep everything at home running smoothly.
Truth Time - There were times I even resented the business, resented Kel and his Dad for me not getting a choice in this. I was quite happily playing the miners wife going to playgroup and coffee dates with other mums, I found it hard to get excited about doing bookwork and quotes when I knew my friends were catching up.
I used to get pissed when Kelvin would come home excited about a new idea or new equipment for the business, that would make more work for me. I didn't ever feel like this was OUR business - I believed it was his, and I was just doing what the "good wife" did.
Fast forward to now, and I love OUR business, I found my role in it and things that I enjoy being part of (yes there are still some things that I whinge about). And you know what there is 10x the amount of pressure on us now, then there was when we started.
We now have four daughters, and although they are all at school now, that involves a whole lot more running around, to sports and sleepovers and school events, scheduling can be a nightmare some weeks. (Cont in comments)