It was a great summer, and while it isn’t technically over, the second we get home from the beach, it’s over for me.
Of the 52 weeks in the year, last week and this week are my least favorite.
My oldest started her junior year last Thursday, too early in my opinion, but if one is back in school, we’re all back in school, you know?
Then my middle starts next week, and our little one returns the following week.
It’s an excruciatingly slow process of returning to a routine. It feels like we are in a holding pattern.
And, on top of all the craziness, we came home from the shore last Saturday, and that Monday, my husband started a brand new job. It’s a great opportunity, and we’re really grateful, but it’s also the first time he’s had to commute to an office in over a decade.
Two thumbs down.
We have both worked from home since long before COVID. For years, our kids didn’t even realize we worked.
It was a GIFT.
So I’ve been flying solo with the kids, getting us back-to-school ready, managing everything, and missing the extra set of hands we need to keep this ship moving smoothly.
Anyway, it hasn’t been pretty, but I have also been working and getting a jump on our fall content.
This business constantly changes, and as we continue to grow, I’m always trying to establish new systems and rhythms to keep us on track.
The biggest challenge we currently have is how to manage the time we need to create daily content and the time we need to work on longer-term business growing projects.
There is so much behind the scenes work that goes into what probably look like a simple feature, that I literally run out of time.
I’m always working on the immediate deadline, pushing bigger projects off.
I could work 24 hours a day and still not get everything done.
I absolutely need help and am hoping we can start hiring a team by years end.
This weekend is a great time to for me to get a little ahead, schedule out our first few weeks of content (we have lots including a new format for our Outfit Formulas), clean up some outstanding backend work, and place orders for the new seasonal items I want to review.
I’d also love to go through some of the questions and suggestions you have!
So if there is anything you would like to see in our upcoming features, pop them in the comment section below.
And we’ll drop our first piece of fall content on Tuesday, September 5th.
Enjoy the holiday weekend!