I’m a wife, a mother to an 18 month old and a business owner. How do I balance it all? I have no clue somedays 😉
About 7 years ago, my then boyfriend, now husband and I started our graphic design business Blackcat Concepts as a creative outlet. Years passed, circumstances came up, and I jumped into our business full time and haven’t looked back! Fast forward to 2009, we married and just before 2011 we found out we were expecting!
Not going to lie, I was terrified at the thought of being a mother to a newborn, while I still considered my business “my baby”. I wasn’t sure how I was going to manage it all. But if there is one thing I learned, you do manage. Today I run our design business with my husband Dave full time out of my home. I wish I could tell you I was super mom, and that I could balance working a full day while watching an 18 mth old and keep my house in order. But truth is, I’ve managed to do all this with the help of my family. I better give a shout out here to my parents, sister and even her boyfriend, because I know they are scanning this blog to see their name mentioned!!!
I hope through my blog, I can help shed some light on what it is like to balance a business and a young family. I wont lie, it’s tough, but if working for yourself is your calling, you can do it. It takes a lot of organization, patience (which I’m still learning) and learning to go with the flow. But it can be done!
My life is crazy. I forget what free time is. But I know at the end of the day, I used my design talents to better my business (and all my clients businesses too). As hectic as it is, I don’t think I’d have it any other way.
Till next time!