Friday, January 9, 2015

Well...where have you been ?

I know, I know it's been a year since I've posted on here...shame on me. You know the saying "Life Happens" ? Well that's exactly right.

Let's recap my past year... the shop was doing okay ,just squeaking by each month, but the pressure of trying to run it all myself and keeping up with the demands of my candle business weren't working for me. Something had to be done and quick ! Going into that venture with my mother-in-law,no matter how good my intentions were, was not such a great idea after all. It was starting to put me in a place in our relationship that I never thought we'd be in. Honestly, I hated the thought of having to go down there each day. Trying to get my work done was challenging,to say the least. The frustration, anger and sadness was wearing me down and I just wanted to get out ASAP.

 Luckily, we had major water issues in our storage room that caused a lot of damage to our inventory...YAAY !? Combined with the art gallery next door having a great need for our space, it was a blessing in disguise for us. We officially closed over the summer and moved back to our respectful homes. I then went on vacation with my family, to unwind from everything.

 It was as if the levy broke when I got back home,but in a good way. I could barely keep up with all of the wholesale orders that were coming in ,this was the craziest busy season I have ever had. July through December has been a total blur, and for that I am truly thankful. Don't worry, my mother-in-law and I have patched those little things up that were starting to pull us apart,it's all good. Those were some difficult lessons,but I am glad that I did it and know now instead of wondering "what if"?

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