To everything there is a season.
As the seasons change from summer to fall, I’ve been reflecting on change, and the seasons that happen in life. Right now I’m in a season of nurturing – raising my kids, supporting them in school, making time for family.
My business is for ME (and a little bit for you 😉 ). It’s something that helps define me outside of “mother.” It’s work I can do while staying home with my kids … but the point here is home with my kids. I need to allow THEM time to blossom while Knit a Bit of Whimsy remains a tiny sprout for a while. It gets some attention, and lots of love, but in this moment, my kids need me more.
This morning was my youngest’s first FULL day of Kindergarten! Six whole hours for work (and housework, I suppose … boo!). The idea that this is the new normal. That I will have uninterrupted time to focus on whatever I want is … well … I don’t think it’s sunk in yet.
BUT … it’s still a slow season of quiet growth for Knit a Bit of Whimsy, while my kids seem to be growing by leaps and bounds! I struggle a bit when I see other businesses thriving, while I’ve been working on getting a pattern published since February. 😛 We hear it over and over (but it never seems to sink in), that we cannot compare our beginnings to another’s middle, so I’m gonna tell you (and me!) once more: everyone has their own story. Everything takes time. As Lao Tzu said “nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” For now, I’m gonna try to remember that, and just enjoy the ride.
Do you have similar struggles? I’d love to hear about you, or what you do to stop the comparison game!