I’m very grateful to my those who understand that starting a business isn’t easy. Single-handedly growing a company has been the hardest thing I’ve ever done, and while on the weekends I’d love to be playing on the beach or going to drinks without any stress, I don’t always have this luxury.
It causes me a lot stress when people I care about get upset with me because I don’t have time or energy to go to dinner or drinks because I have taken a few hours off in the afternoon and need to make up for them at night when they have completed their work day and want me to be available.
I’ve been told I work too much while others ask if I ever work and find these varying assumptions interesting and at times tiring. I take time for myself and friends at depending on my workload and how things are going in the startup process of the business.
It doesn’t help when someone tells me to focus or that I need balance in my life. Just because I don’t balance with them or the way they want me to doesn’t give anyone the right to make assumptions and tell me how to live. I also need more time to myself than I let on so even if I have free time I might just need to be alone.
For those who are frustrated with me, please try to understand this. Starting Miss Kinsman is the single most important thing in the world to me right now and when everything works out, I can’t wait to spend more time with the people I care about and who have supported me through this process.
PS I’m also not a big drinker most of the time and would rather go out for coffee to spend time together.