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Where has April gone?!

Jamieson Van Loan

It has begun...the flying by of spring and summer. I swear, we are going to blink and be planning our Halloween costumes. 

This month has been all over the place for me. Is mercury in retrograde or something? The transitioning of seasons tends to take its toll on me. I really can't explain it but I feel exhausted and this crave for energy. When did the energy I have in my 20's dissipate? I could run on three hours of sleep and be completely fine. Now even six hours isn't enough to get me through a full day. I know all parents can relate to this. Maybe having your own business is essentially like having a first child. You're constantly tired and questioning, "Am I doing this right?" 

I have been reaching out to friends lately, mostly entrepreneurs, to help me revitalize and find my inner fire again. It's almost like I'm in a work depression. Is that a thing? I have my own business. I get to create and cook every day! I LOVE WHAT I DO! But I'm tired and cranky and really just an annoying person to be around. Sorry Chris! Does anyone have advice for getting out of work funk? My current solution is 28 days straight of yoga aka making time for my sanity and self. I am on day five. I will take any and all advice though...

I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday and a great week ahead!
Jamieson xo

Where has this week gone?

Jamieson Van Loan

This week has flown by. As has every other week in 2017. Maikana's nutrition specialist, Katie Diehl (of Diehl Nutrition) reminds me the days until Spring every day. 17 left!! Thank you Katie. 

With all this time passing so quickly, I keep running into issues of finding my balance. How do I fit everything into these super short weeks? And not only that, how do I choose the "right" things to do in my given time? We want to conquer it all but some things just fall by the wayside. I really want to do it all people!! 


We have to create, not find, our balance. Not only our balance of work, children, family and friends but the balance within. The balance of spending less time on the computer or phone and more time on the yoga mat.The balance of the mind. Less time stressing and more time blessing. I have spent the past eight months gearing up my business and opening it and taking each unknown day as it comes. I have spent WAY more time working, stressing, emailing, calling, texting, planning, writing than I have since I owned my restaurant. I have spent way less time on my yoga mat and less time with friends and with my family. Don't get me wrong- I am so GRATEFUL that I get to not only create beautiful and healthy food daily but I am following my dreams! Not many people can say that. But on the other hand I am missing my niece's birthday party this weekend because of a Maikana event. And I FEEL AWFUL about it. But my event was planned way before she decided to play laser tag and eat Shake Shack (a kid after my own heart!) so I have to do my best to not beat myself up over it.  

Moving forward I have to work on creating my balance. I have to make time for my family, my friends and more importantly myself. I have to REALLY work on finding my life harmony.

Any suggestions?! 

Have a wonderful and hopefully balanced weekend!
Jamieson xo