The last few weeks have been insane. Does it seem like I am always saying that? Perhaps it’s because lately, our life in fact is quite insane. Between running, mothering, constant travel, Greg’s multiple jobs, working through the night, freaking out about the business, and sometimes (very occasionally) feeling quite good about the business… I can’t get ahead of the curve. And I certainly can’t seem to shake 2 minutes together to write my blog (which I really enjoy writing when I finally sit down to do it). The pace has been so intense, that I feel like I’m climbing up a mountain that never ends or scooping out soft sand from a hole that just keeps sinking back in. And I know that many of you are juggling the same or much, much more.
After yet another melt down this week, Greg and I finally had a ‘life planning session’ over tortilla chips and a beer and each wrote out a list of things we want in life. In a paraphrased nutshell my list was:
love more, don’t look back and feel like I missed Colin’s childhood, read more, run more, explore more. live simply, eat better, and don’t waste a single moment of this special chance we have to create a life together. oh, and maybe get a dog. but most of all, LOVE more.
It was interesting to step back and look at both of our lists and see what things were repeated often between both of us (love more) and what things were conspicuously absent (jobs, businesses, blogs).
Although this exercise took some courage to do, it was a profound opportunity. If you’ve got an hour to talk and eat chips – I would reccommend it for you and yours. The conversations that follow are powerful.
So, with this in mind, the 3 of us are taking an impromptu camping trip this weekend to explore the wildflowers in the alpine meadows at the base of Mount Rainier. And yes, I will be getting in some training runs too. The blog will suffer, but our life list will be in full bloom.
As far as the business, the only real thing I’ve accomplished this week is Mid-Summer MarkDowns. We’ve got 3 saucy new tanks in route to us so we’ve got to make some room – all tanks and tees are now $19-28. Make sure to peruse the shop and if you’ve been eyeing one of our butter soft tops – this is a great opportunity to pick them up at a reduced price!
Sending LOVE ~ xoxo, Jenn