I really enjoy blogging although it is sometimes difficult when the going gets tough in my personal life or with too much going on at work. I hold a lot of my personal life back as I am really quite shy and not sure how much to share or whether to keep Olive & Joy strictly decor-related. Most of my readers also blog so I'm sure you know how this feels? With this being my 100th post today I am going to open up my heart today and share with you a decision we made this week.
For the last 5 years I have worked for my husband's family business which was a decision we made after we married because we planned to start a family and thought it would work well with raising little ones. The doctors can't really give us a definitive reason why but we haven't been able to have babies on our own as yet. But we personally think it may have something to do with our work. It is the only part of our life where we are not content. We made a commitment to the family business however we are now going to try to chase our own dreams. Both of us! The family have given us the 'green light', as my husband put it, to do our own thing.
I'm almost crying at the thought of this, I cannot tell you what a relief it is. A weight has been lifted. The guilt I felt thinking of leaving the business myself held me back in the past. I love seeing my husband at work, I really do. So with us both planning to start up new ventures ourselves from home, I feel much more supported and excited. This is not going to happen overnight, but hopefully by the end of the year we should start to see things in motion. I have ideas I want to explore and new skills I would like to nurture before I decide exactly where I am headed.
I am excited and I wanted to share this with you today. We are going to make this happen, I feel very positive about this decision. It is going to be scary but if we have some form of success with what we do, how rewarding will it be, wow!
With that thought in mind, I hope you have a lovely, lovely weekend. We will be working away on our gardens to try to finish them so we can get a lawn in a week or so. Green grass, finally, woo hoo!
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