Well, it’s been almost 2 months since I have written a post for this blog. I am not nearly as prolific as my husband. http://blog.art251.com. But we’ve been very busy evaluating financial models and talking ourselves into going ahead with the business.
One of the main objectives for quitting my job was to have more time with my family. When I was working, we would have family fun usually one day a month – or when we traveled on vacation. This usually involved some expensive event followed by some wind down time (for the adults!) in a nice restaurant. The rest of the time I had blackberry-itis, and seldom “unplugged”.
I’ve given up my blackberry and now have plenty of time for family fun. The problem now is that we’re trying to conserve funds (to open Art251 and to sustain us until we’re profitable). We had a big family discussion about how our lifestyle might change for a year or two, and that we’re all just going to have to adjust. But I can tell you this… family fun is not nearly as fun when you’re watching your money!
So my “almost 13” year old daughter said to me yesterday after a trip to the mall, “Mom, you are doing a great job as a stay-at-home-mom, but I think you were an even better working mom.” Meaning, “I miss the money, please go back to work!”
Quite a change in direction from the child who used to hound me to be like all the other moms and stay home.
when you have the money, you don’t have the time. when you have the time, you don’t have the money. when you have time and money, your kids are all grown.