It’s been a wild ride in my life since December. So many things are changing rapidly: I rebranded my virtual assistant business and am building a multi-VA team. My husband is starting a new job. My massage therapy practice is becoming more part-time as my other business grows and we begin trying for a baby.

I always say I thrive on chaos.

And to some extent, it’s true. I feel my best when I’m busy with projects and goal-getting. But I have to be careful that I don’t let my excitement lead me down the path to burnout. I’ve done it before, and I have WAY over-committed the past two weeks: to calls, appointments, client projects, and marketing marathons. In another two weeks, I’m taking a 4-day staycation.

I met recently for a strategy session with a business coach who specializes in working with virtual assistants. Lisa from Brainy Gal was extremely helpful and clarified so much for me, but the biggest message I got from our session was that I need to be spending more time marketing my VA business if I want to see the kind of growth I desire. Massage needs to become my part-time passion. I need to delegate more.

Shifting my focus to marketing is shifting my focus away from other things. Blogging has fallen by the wayside, and while I plan to continue with Amber Uninhibited and Autumn on Fox Street, I can’t keep up the intense posting schedule I had before, and will be decreasing my posts to 1-2 per week.

It’s also difficult finding free time, and I’m trying to get more downtime and self-care in to decompress after working 10-15 hour days. I need more relaxation, more sleep, and more exercise. I need to take better care of my needs. I need to remember to love myself first, so that I can give to the world and the people around me with my energy at 100%.

I need to remember to love myself first.

So if you haven’t heard from me, if you haven’t been to the blog in awhile, if you’re wondering what the heck is going on…know that I’m still here. I still have things to share with you. I still love this blog.

I’m learning that I CAN do everything…just not all at once.

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