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January 20, 2017

Don't you hate when you ask someone how they're doing and they say "busy?" Guilty!

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Don't you hate when you ask someone how they're doing and they say "busy?" Guilty!

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Don't you hate when you ask someone how they're doing and they say "busy?" Guilty!

Don't you hate when you ask someone how they're doing and they say "busy?" Guilty!

The first month of 2017 is almost over and just like everyone else's January, mine has been "busy!" Lately, I have been making a conscious effort to come up with a real response when people ask how I'm doing (why is that so difficult?!), so instead of telling people that I'm "busy" I have tried to come up with a few substitutes. Most of my friends know that I am working on freelance events and marketing projects now, but I haven't had the chance to talk to some people in detail so of course they are curious when we run into each other. If I have time to give an explanation of what I have been working on lately or tell them about the things I've been doing, then I am happy to chat with them and give them a life update. If someone is just making small talk and asks how I'm doing... I struggle! Please tell me what tips you have for not giving a generic response like "I've been busy" or "I'm just working a lot." PS. Those sound terrible! If that's your true answer and work is all you do, then let me encourage you to cut back and find a hobby! 

As I am creating my work flow for the year and looking at which projects to accept, I have to keep in mind that I didn't start doing freelance work so that I could work 80 hours every week and make a ton of money. I started doing this so that I could earn a living and have a flexible work/life balance that allows me to enjoy my work and still spend time with my friends and hobbies that I love. Balance is key! If you're a freelancer or entrepreneur, I would love to hear how you maintain balance- especially if you work from home! 

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