I feel like I need to give you an update on what I am doing.
I am not going anywhere. If anything I will have more time to dive into my interests, make things more personal, share more tips.
There wasn't one reason I decided not be a store owner any longer. It wasn't my new job, I had it decided before. It definitely made it a huge juggle but it wasn't the only reason.
For me it was mostly the season had changed for me. Really I never felt the same after I closed my shop a few years ago. That was me. I became less inspired, I never got time off, felt creatively tied down a bit. And the wheels in the retail world have been slowly coming off, any small business will tell you this.
Mostly, I need a break. You don't get a break when you own a store. There are no excuses in the service industry. It wasn't for me any longer. I need a weekend to turn off my phone.
I am very, very different than when I went into this business. At the same time a bit more cynical, I have seen some things, I have done some things. I would say for the most part I came out softer and more self aware. Way less judgemental of what others are doing in their world and only focused on my lane. I wasn't always this way but I definitely came out this way in the end.
The thing is, I want to do my thing. Be fully creative, a free spirit, and make mistakes.
I could do none of those things running a store. And I had 6 years to work through that.
I will say that professionally I am taking a pause. But I am not done.
I am open to what comes my way. I have already had a few......
We should always believe the best is yet to come...
I am excited to share the ride with you.
So, lots of love to you on this day of love!