Forget Balance, Embrace Happiness

Forget Balance, Embrace Happiness

I get annoyed when I hear people using this buzz word, “balance”, as though it is the ultimate goal in life.   For entrepreneurs, the reality is that your personal life is intimately intertwined with your work.  And balance isn’t something we see much of. My husband and I owned a coffee roaster and cafe for eight years.  In year two, we decided we should expand our space and do a renovation in our cafe….. ourselves…...while I was 6 months pregnant with our first child.

Oh, and while we’re at it, let’s buy our first house and move into it.

I figured it was better to get it all over with at once.  Luckily, ignorance and optimism were on our side.  Balance was not.

Then there were some *boring* years. You know, having a second baby, doubling our wholesale business, rebranding our entire cafe and packaging.  Just some minor things going on.

Things were going great.

But in typical form, I couldn’t leave well enough alone.

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