Friday, September 01, 2006

getting off the hamster wheel.

deb mentioned in her last post that MR and the trade show scedule makes us like hamsters on a wheel - ain't that the truth. but we talked about things this past month and next year and the remainder of this year, we are going to be revamping how we do things. why? b/c our babies are only babies once. we don't want to regret spending more time with them. as much as we love the business and MR, we love our families more and we need to learn to moderate.

i can say that deb and i are very ambitious people when it comes to work and life. i was just thinking that a couple of labor days ago, i was ambitious with my running schedule so during one labor day, i ran 9.3 miles (15k) at 4:30 am and then i ran a 15k labor day race that was in the dallas heat (close to 100F) and i managed to place second in my age group. yeah i know, i was crazy. but that is how things are with MR now. i have channeled that energy into 12 hour days around noah - staying up til 2-3 am sometimes. we want our company to grow and succeed but we have discussed making sure we stay healthy with the other aspects of our lives...

and right now, i am taking a couple of days off for labor day. i am only checking emails on/off but i know i have to physically remove myself to make myself stop working. and it is good for me and for noah and for david. i even made a page tonight while noah was napping with my limited supplies (but i can't seem to get the scanner to work so i will photograph it for you tomorrow). i feel refreshed today after being out of the office for a day. i actually got to run for about 20 mins (and that hurt in this altitude) as i anticipate my soccer season starting up again in a mere 10 days. and NEXT YEAR we are going on vacation - but being who i am i think a nice maui marathon vacation might be in the cards (smile)...

anyhow, i am off to chill with noah and to do a couple more pages.

oh yes, the winner of my RAK is Heather R! congrats! email me at info@mayaroad.com

i will post a labor day rak soon but this one will have another twist! you will get some MR goodies and *i* will personally make a page for you with photos you send me with some other MR goodies. LOL.

9 Comments:

At 9/01/2006 12:44:00 AM, Blogger Marie said...

I've been coming to your blog for a little while now and I just want to thank you. You are an incredibly generous person. Another RAK......... well......I'll be back! Enjoy your day off.

 
At 9/01/2006 01:46:00 AM, Anonymous Greta said...

Congrats Heather!! Can't wait to see what you come up with! ~ Now Caroline, back to vacation!!! Enjoy your treasures both of you!!!

 
At 9/01/2006 08:11:00 AM, Anonymous Melissa said...

Yep. They are only little once. Keep everything in perspective. :)
Enjoy your time in NM!

 
At 9/01/2006 01:49:00 PM, Blogger judi said...

Enjoy your time off, C-you deserve it :)

 
At 9/01/2006 02:12:00 PM, Blogger Shirley said...

Good for you for taking time off!! They certainly grow up quickly! I so miss the baby stage. *sigh*

 
At 9/01/2006 05:10:00 PM, Blogger Sue said...

Enjoy your family time! They grow up too fast!
What an awesome twist on your already incredible RAKs!!

 
At 9/01/2006 07:18:00 PM, Blogger Jenn said...

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

 
At 9/02/2006 11:48:00 AM, Blogger Kimmie said...

you and your sis are the best Caroline, an inspiration!!!

 
At 9/02/2006 12:14:00 PM, Blogger Carmen said...

Totally enjoy your family time!! You deserve it!!!

 

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