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Finding Balance

One of my sisters in law asked me what I will do with all my free time, now that I am no longer my own one woman sweatshop.

Short answer: finding balance

Recently I’ve been struggling to find balance in my life. People always ask me how I find time to run a clothing line and look after my kids full time. And lately, I don’t think i’ve been doing a very good job. Unfortunately, something always has to give – and lately it’s been my personal life. And that just isn’t right. My house has been more than usually pig sty like, the laundry has been even more behind than usual, the fridge was constantly empty and we were eating almost constant takeout, and my kids have been increasing in grumpy/naughty behaviour.

Which is why this change in the way I run my business was so important. I was coming to an uncomfortable decision – involving either changing the way I do things drastically, or throwing in the towel completely. Which is why I’m so thankful that I’ve managed to make the jump to the next level, rather than stopping all together – which in all honesty would have broken my heart.

Already this week I feel more relaxed. And you know what? My house is under control and the kids have been happier –  I’m happier! The house is clean, and I actually baked the cake (from scratch!) for Buddy’s birthday. Balance is good!

Top: Witchery
Sweater: Jeans west
Skirt: Megan Nielsen
Tights: c/o We Love Colours (Rubine)
Belt: came with this dress
Boots: Born
Sunnies: Modcloth

About Author

Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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13 years ago

Its lovely to hear that it’s been such a positive move for you. I find it interesting the evolution that ideas and jobs and life take. Its all a learning curve- you only find what works for you by trying! I’m personally very impressed that you have had the guts to do something you’ve always wanted and make it such a success. Hopefully in the next few calmer weeks you’ll take time to give yourself a big clap on the back!

13 years ago

Hooray for balance. If you find some, can you send it my way? :)

Loving the cozy sweater and lace skirt. Spring perfection.

13 years ago

the key to a happy household is a happy mommy. :)
i’m glad you’re “finding balance” and feeling relaxed.
now go enjoy your weekend!

13 years ago

L-O-V-E the lace skirt!!!

Pam Speak
Pam Speak
13 years ago

I sort of know how you feel. I’m at uni and when we have a lot of work due the place is a sty and dishes get washed when we need them. As soon as the pressure is off slightly we do the washing up and get laundry done, all in preparation for the next round. (we still haven’t found a balance but soon we hope we will)