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Monday, September 01, 2008

School is here... new business hours!

I, like everyone else, can't believe summer is over! Owen will be starting first grade tomorrow and Aidan will start preschool on Wednesday. Two years ago, I was working at Ameriprise Financial and doing photography on the side. Owen was about to start preschool and I fantasized that someday I would be able to be home with the boys, take them to school, and be there when they got home. I am so fortunate that that day is here! I honestly don't know how we would get them to school if I was still working downtown 11 hours a day.

Now that school is starting, that means even more crazy busy-ness for me. No more staying up until 3 am now that I have to wake up early every day! I am now implementing business hours. Not only does this set some boundaries for myself, but for my clients as well. My goal is to work during the day and just be a mom and a wife once my boys are home from school. This may seem like a no brainer to you but up until now I have made myself readily available to my business, which means being on my computer at all hours, answering emails, and taking phone calls.

My new schedule will be Tuesday-Friday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. On Mondays I am "closed" because I have preschool parent/child day with Aidan and obviously on weekends I have weddings and sessions scheduled. How does this affect you? Well, it should be fairly unnoticeable, but should you email me or call in the evening, I will more than likely not take a business call or immediately return an email.

I am looking forward to the new change and separating business from home life. Now that the busy fall season is starting up, I will definitely need the time to myself to avoid burnout which can easily happen!

Thanks! I hope everyone had a great summer!

1 comment:

Laurie said...

Good for you! Boundaries are good :)