I would not say it was easy decision. But I would not say it was hard either.
I thought it was something I would never do. I have poured so many years, so much of myself and so much of my family into it. It really is like another child.
And, like a child, it completely changed my life.
It took me from dreaming of working online and earning money to making a success of it.
It had more success than I could have imagined but it also took out of me more than I would have imagined.
I don’t work on it much anymore but it plays on my mind. It impacts all areas of our lives and I’ve just had enough.
I always aim to make our lives better. I’m good at this when it comes to everything but my business.
Although I did not mean it to be, this photo on Table Mountain sums up life with 3 kids + copious travel + own business. Equal parts craziness + stress + awesomeness + exceeding what I knew was possible <3
I’m always trying to make our lives simpler and easier with more quality time together, doing things we love.
However, somehow I seem to forget about this when it comes to my business. I pile more and more on until I end up constantly stressed and working far too much.
A few months ago, I made this video about 24 hours in my life as a digital entrepreneur. It woke me up to how much work has consumed my life and I don’t want it to be that way anymore.
Time to get simpler and smarter when it comes to my work life.
I started selling sites. I have a lot of them. Currently 4 that make great money and more that make a little. I decided to get rid of 3 of them to start with.
Initially, they were going to be all my main sites bar my blogs. Then I realised I didn’t want to be a travel blogger anymore.
My travel blog had been my baby but it was chaining me down and impacting my life in a negative way.
So I made the huge decision.
I’m selling it.
I can’t wait until it’s gone.
However, I’m not done with blogging.
I decided to start this site. Instead of being about travel, it’s going to be about life.
Sometimes it will be about travel. After all, I love travel.
Nowhere near as much as I did. Travel blogging sucked some of it out of me. But I’m hopeful that will change when the blog is gone.
It will also be about living in inner city Melbourne.
It will be about building and running an online business.
It will be about being a wife and a parent to three crazy kids.
And it will be about doing all this in a way that doesn’t drive me crazy.