In the last seven years of running my small businesses I have tried, tried, and tried again to balance life and work. As the years pass it gets a little easier. You realize that everything ( even the big stuff ) can wait until you return from time away. Also, believe it or not, the business will actually open and close as scheduled with out you around. This year my resolution was to travel to at least two countries... sort of enforcing this balance (lol). Now, here I am in mid December enjoying myself at a parisian cafe. The city of love has provided me with yet another reminder that life is short, the business will run without me, and I will be a better more relaxed and happy owner when I return. A quote posted by a good friend this morning confirmed all these thoughts.
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." Mark Twain