Hey there. So I’ve been letting myself get taken over by other priorities while posting on the blog falls lower and lower on my to-do list. No bueno. My first lesson on the wisdom of planning/scheduling blog posts.
Let’s see if I can make this update concise yet fun.
1) First, I got that “special assignment” I mentioned while I was on vacation in Florida last month. Had to create a prototype of my concept and get 300 people to complete a survey on it all within four days. That….pretty much sucked.
My family was very supportive, but I felt awful spending all my time in the hotel room doing work when I was supposed to be having quality time in this nice resort with everyone. The not sleeping much and forgetting to eat didn’t help either.
But I got it done. It was hard to believe I’d find a way at the beginning, and I had SO many hurdles come up over those few days, plus had to spend a couple hundred bucks to get some help from a freelancer and purchase survey takers… But I got it done.
Yay me? Yeah, that’s pretty much how I felt at the end.
2) My company has a name! Yay! And I really love it. Say hello to Shortcake.
Still working on the website. Will link to it soon so you can check it out.
3) I’m almost done at Founder Institute! 10 more days to go. I can’t believe it. Graduation here I come. I revamped my in-person pitch deck last week and got good feedback from the mentors in the hotseat (three 4 scores. go me.). Take a gander here.
4) I think I’m getting better at the work+life balancing act this month. I actually took a whole weekend off earlier this month when we went to Baltimore to visit friends. It was funny because I brought my laptop along thinking I would find time here and there to do some work.
Then DH hit me with some truth on the drive down – we’re going to visit friends for the weekend. They’re hosting us at their house. You can’t go off and do work for a few hours when you planned a weekend to visit them. Right. Why didn’t I realize that?
It’s been so easy to get tunnel vision about how much work needs to be done for the company, every day I’m just thinking about my crazy to-do list and what “NEEDS” to get done that day. Happy to report I didn’t do any work at all while we were away and had a really nice visit.
Startup Mom is written by Coralee Dixon, a NJ mom launching an online business aimed at helping parents solve their memory-keeping needs. Is she “having it all” or losing her mind? Follow along as we find out…(I’m just as curious as you are.)