Celebrating FIVE Years in Business! Woop Woop
Reflections on starting this business + the creative life
I have an eight-year-old son, a six-year-old daughter and a FIVE-year-old creative business - my third baby.
For most of the five years in business, I've questioned whether or not I should continue. Yep! It's not all sunshine and rainbows, but that's not a secret from the words I share.
No one said it would or should be easy. I recently made a video and companion journaling exercise on the topic of Motherhood + Creative living, because it's so central to my life. You can find it here.
WHAT I LOVE AND WHY
I love having a creative small business because it provides a constant outlet for creative expression. Sometimes we may not even know that we need this avenue. Having it as a go to has been one of the biggest gifts of my life.
There are endless possibilities to learn new skills when you have a creative small business. New soap recipes, unusual scent combinations, researching naturally sourced resources and sustainably sourced palm oil are all things that my brain enjoys as a business owner.
You can make fun spreadsheets, use stickers, design websites and write blog posts on your craft or just ramblings (as I mostly do!).
As a small business owner who loves to support other creative small businesses, I'm constantly exposed to inspiring ways in which people have put their energy to use. From gatherings to resource lists and how to videos. I'm a huge fan of sharing what I know and how I got here, because it's fun and our responsibility to show others the limitless possibilities that exist.
**See new my Resource List for Running a Soapmaking Biz here!
I'm grateful for all of your support and business over the past FIVE years! I appreciate your acceptance of my creative expression - both in my products and my ideas.
I'm unsure what the future holds for this business but I do know that I'm not done learning, creating and sharing my truth. I will continue to do this for as long as it is my path.
"Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth."