"Life balance is a myth, and the pursuit of it is causing us more stress than the craving for balance itself."
— Danielle LaPorte
The temptation to criticize myself about it is like gravity, but I'm tired of that. I am in the process of breaking up with guilt. Adios, Mother-In-My-Brain! When I fall off a wagon now I just take my time, learn what I can from the ground and slowly clamber back aboard.
Taking the leap to become an entrepreneur was surprisingly easy, it's the maintenance that requires constant inspiration and energy. Some days it seems so easy to have a job where you show up, do your work and go home. A routine, a boss who hands you a to-do list, a meal plan, a weekly schedule, a predetermined course. Then I realize while I'm daydreaming about the ease of all that, I'm sitting on the couch in my pajamas and thoroughly enjoying the freedom to do so.
The vacillation between motivated-accomplishing-powerful-superchica and chip-devouring-couch-potato is part of the process of becoming free. It's not really exhausting to do what you love, but it's exhausting to be intimidated by it.
Danielle LaPorte's "The Fire Starter Sessions" has been floating around in my personal atmosphere for a while now, and it's time for me to reach out and finally crack it open. (No, it's not a book about arson.) Some pretty amazing people in my life, both ones I've met and ones I've admired from afar, have raved about this book. When Kris Carr dares me to skinny-dip head first into this "hot and fabulous book," I kinda have to. See some more raves by clicking here. On top of all that, the entire book is a love affair with Helvetica and I am on board. For. That. Shit.
My intention - I'm purposely writing it down here - is to slowly devour it, blog it, try it on, sashay around the room with it and watch it unfold. If anyone wants to join me, read it, work through it, and laugh about it with me... let's light a fire under our asses together.