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September 16, 2014

We are Luke & Ashley… The Dirty Word

This post is a little different.  I know I have some weddings in the queue however, we will save those for our Thursday Wedding Posts!

I wanted to share something that is probably one of our biggest struggles as a husband and wife business owner.  It’s this thing called Balance.

When we first started this business I had all these fairy tale assumptions that we would run a business that was smooth sailing, raise our kids together with no bumps and all butterflies, pay off all our debt within the first year, and I could go on and on and on!

Boy was  I wrong!  Being married is hard work!  Having kids together brings it to another level!  Then running a business with your spouse and having kids in the mix can quickly become chaotic!

I immediately began to rely on this word Balance to get me through the day.  I had to balance my work with the business.  Balance time as a family.  The more I tried to balance this thing called life…The more and more I would become frustrated.  Balance seemed impossible to me!

I then found this article online.  I wish I had saved it because it was so powerful.  It was from another working mom.  Not a photographer.  Just another working mom. She was struggling with this thing called balance too.  Feeling guilty when one task seemed more important than others.

However, she found the solution.  She threw balance out the window.

When people asked how she does it all… instead of answering “balance”  She says… ” We just make it work.”

I like that answer so much better.  We just make it work.  Sometimes the kids and my husband need more attention then my house and clients.  And then there are times when I must give the business more attention then the family.  (like tax time)!

I believe this word called Balance is a very dirty word.  I think when we as mom’s, business owners, and just people in general try to achieve Balance in everything we are actually trying to achieve perfection…and perfection my friend just doesn’t exist.

So today, I am taking a break from emails, social media, and spending time schooling these 3 cuties and then maybe to the park we will go.  Today they have my attention.  And I am perfectly okay with that.  🙂

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The Dirty Word

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  1. Pam

    September 16th, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Another post to love. You are a gifted writer Ashley! I enjoy your blogs very much!

  2. Ashley Beasley

    September 16th, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Thank-You Pam!

  3. Lindsay Anne Dransfield

    September 16th, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Your kids are adorable. Enjoy your day with them! 🙂

  4. Crystal

    September 16th, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Thanks for sharing your heart Ashley! Great reminder.

  5. Georgia

    September 16th, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    Well said Ash! I will be throwing that word out of my vocabulary as well…it’s alright to be human

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