Owning my own business, which for all intense and purposes is a home-based one, has been an interesting lesson in embracing less structure in my typically structured, buttoned-up world. My days are never the same, which I like. Still, sometimes I find myself wondering how I am still in my pj’s at 11 AM and I am staring at a mountain of work and not a handful of hair product as in days gone by! My how my life has changed!
Now, don’t get me wrong, I love creating the daily broadcast The Shawn Ireland Show! I love the S.I.S. Club’s growing popularity and potential! I especially love the work The S.I.S. Club Care Corps will be able to accomplish with philanthropy and grant making through the Columbus Foundation! Already, the “Beauty’s on the Inside’ program for 8th grade girls is being requested all over Central Ohio! I am so touched by the excitement generated so far.
Here’s the deal though, for 27 years in radio I knew my routine. I awoke around 3:30 AM-showered-changed-coffee-out the door to be the voice that came through the radio for people first thing in the morning in their homes and on their way to work. I was usually home by noon, was the welcoming mom around 3 PM, and except for occasional evening appearances I made a 10:30 bedtime! Now, WOW! Where did structured robot Shawn Ireland go? I am getting older and supposed to be set in my ways right? Truth be told, I love the unpredictability of it all. I never know what emails I will wake to, what the finished recorded product will be for the show theme of that particular day, and when my day will finally end! It is a labor of love for sure, but it has forced me into an observation; even when I was in labor with my kids, that never went more than 14 hours at its longest stretch! Granted, this seems MUCH less painful! I think I’ll stay the course!