this week’s post has been on my mind for quite some time. it’s a hard post to write and i’ve been trying to figure out just what to say and how to say it. you see, sometimes in life and/or business, you have to make hard decisions….decisions you may not want to make, but know in your heart that you should. well, that’s where i am; where i have been. i’ve mentioned in previous posts just how busy i’ve been with work and how truly unbalanced my life is. after a lot of thought, i’ve decided to end my guest posting on scoutie girl. while it’s not necessarily something i want to do, in my heart i know it’s something i have to do. this is the reason i know i have to do it:
this photo was taken just a few days ago at my mother’s day breakfast. these boys deserve better that what i’m able to give them right now. i’m stretched too thin and they’re suffering from it. they deserve to have more of my attention, more of my time, and i deserve to have time to watch them grow.
while it sounds good in theory, this is SUPER hard for me to do. i’m not someone who quits anything. i hate letting people down. if i say i’m going to do it, you better bet i’ll follow through. it’s especially hard to leave a “job” where i enjoy my “boss”. tara is, and has been, nothing but great to work with. even when i told her that i needed to step down, she was completely understanding. i admire all that she’s doing to build her dream life. i only wish i could take the ride with her, but alas, my path is in a different direction and i need to focus on that right now.
i wanted to take this opportunity to turn my final post into a little lesson for business. like i mentioned above, i’m a firm believer in following through and not quitting what you’ve started. however, there are also times that you need to look out for #1 in both personal and business life. sometimes those hard decisions need to be made….even when you don’t want to. stay on the path to your goal and you will reach it. make those hard decisions and you will be better for it.
with that, i bid you adieu! i’ve had such a great time bringing you handmade solutions. i hope that along the way i’ve convinced at least a few of you to buy handmade over big box stores when possible!
i hope that our paths cross again! and, if you’d like to follow my personal business journey as well as posts about being a mother to those two sweet boys, feel free to follow me on my blog: paisley wallpaper.
over and out.
editor’s note: it’s been such a great pleasure getting to know you, lori, over the last year or so! that you for everything that your brought to scoutie girl and that your bring on a daily basis to the creative community. your business is an inspiration to mine. and, thanks to the delightful power of social media, i’ll be sure to keep in touch, as will many other. and don’t forget, i have a fabulous dress you need to borrow sometime!