When I decided to run my own business full-time I thought that maintaining a nice work-life balance would be easy. I had these fantasies of waking up early, drinking coffee and answering emails with a smile on my face. I'd make healthy meals, I'd finish work before dinner, maybe I would join a book club, maybe I would start a new hobby. The world is my oyster after all. Girl, please. Here are the lessons I've learned in my first year of business.