For 75 days straight, I blogged about the progress of my business efforts while balancing a marriage and a full-time job. Yesterday, however, I did not. If you've read my recent blog posts, then you'll know that this project at work has consumed most, if not all of my time.
For several weeks, I've been working 12 hour days writing the script, producing, filming, and now editing. Yesterday I worked 19 hours straight trying to finish the final edits before my vacation started - and no I wasn't going to bring my work into my vacation time. I finished the edits, but at a cost. The stress was brutally exhaustive on me physically, mentally, and even at times emotionally. Now, I'm not writing all this to make an excuse of my missed blog. The reason why I'm writing this is because I refuse to work that amount of stress when I run my business.
Businesses have the freedom to run how they please, but for me I choose to run a business in a healthy way. I refuse to put my health at risk for the sake of profits and deadlines. This is my business, and I will choose how it will run.
Today, I'm enjoying some sweet vacation time in San Francisco, where I plan to rest, relax, and recharge. However, it is a shame that I missed a blog post yesterday, especially with my efforts to blog about my business progress for every day until I turn 30 next year. But I did learn one major take away from this that I will always carry for the rest of my life: Don't ever give stress an opportunity to take over your life.