Have you ever felt so wildly out of balance that you’re living in a constant state of stress or anxiety?
You don’t sleep well, you’re not taking good care of yourself and worst of all you feel like you’re letting everyone down.
This has been me lately.
The irony is not lost on me that I co run a website helping busy mothers find a happier balance, yet recently my own life has been far from balanced.
Before Project Me came along I was already running my busy yoga business, teaching mornings and evenings, as well as running workshops and retreats. Because I’m a one woman show I deal with all of the admin that goes along with it too.
I have four kids and while only my younger two are still school aged, my son comes and goes during his university studies and my eldest daughter is back at home again after graduating university and working her first real job.
My husband also works from home so our house always feels full of life, especially when I have ten yoga students in my living room and the furniture moved out into the hallway!
When I took on Project Me with my fab friend Kelly, I knew that I was adding yet another element to my already busy life, but having mastered the balancing act (or so I thought) I felt ready to help others do the same.
I also knew that to keep a happy balance I needed to nurture all 8 of my key life areas and my monthly Power Posse sessions always helped keep me on track.
However the last few months have grown increasingly challenging. We weren’t quite expecting the global following we’ve quickly found and the bigger we get, the more work there is to do – and we haven’t even created our first paid product yet!
There’s so much more than meets the eye to running an online business and the ideas list is always endless.
The time I physically have to work on Project Me is much less than Kelly who’s not running a second business like I am.
The Work area of my life was tipping me badly out of balance to the point that there weren’t enough hours in my week for much else.
Something had to give.
I know Project Me is still in its infancy and will become a successful and profitable business, but for now I’m working two jobs – one of them already bringing in the valuable money my family needs – the other completely unpaid.
I think you know where this is going…
I’m really sad to say that I’m stepping down as the co director of Project Me Global Ltd. (I liked the ring of that cool title.)
I’m sorry to let Kelly down just as we were about to launch the Power Pal Pack and I’m so sad to walk away from this amazing project and all of you.
But I’m a firm believer in living by my values. I value my kids and my marriage. I value feeling happy, healthy and balanced. I value my friendship with Kelly.
As much as I’m sad to walk away from Project Me, I’m excited about my Project ME. Looking after myself, seeing old friends, spending quality time with my family and giving my yoga students the extra attention they deserve.
I’ll still be here to support Kelly and I’ll be popping in with guest blogs so you certainly haven’t seen the last of me.
We’re cooking up plans to create a Project Me retreat – a combo of yoga and life coaching – which will be amazing! So I know this isn’t the end of the road for our collaboration and certainly not an end to our eight year friendship.
Kelly is both an amazing friend and dedicated businesswoman. Her drive, enthusiasm and passion for Project Me knows no bounds! With Kelly at the helm, I know that Project Me will continue to grow into a beautiful business that’ll help busy mothers (like me!) find the path to a happy balanced life. And I’ll be there cheering her on all the way.