I was so excited for the beginning of this year. I had a new plan for the store, dolls, and creating something new and different. Then the FLU struck. First my daughter got it, then a dear and old friend came to visit us, and then I got the flu too. I also had a wholesale order looming over my head along with a Valentine's Day pre-order (wanted more doll options) mochi collection that all came crashing at the same time.
Three weeks later and I am already exhausted and burnt out. The whole sale order is finished and looks amazing but along the way so many mistakes, late nights, and complete melt-downs happened too. I am realizing being a one-person show isn't cutting it. By the time I get ready to create dolls for my own store a wholesale order comes in. Don't get me wrong it is amazing and I am so honored I just can't do both so then my store ends up suffering.
Trying to figure out the best course of action. Definitely not ready for looking into oversea production yet, or am I? Would love a business partner, or seamstress, or stuffer, or website person, or Instagram poster, or just helper but still my numbers are not where they should be yet.
Being a full time stay at home mother, business owner, housekeeper, cook, chauffeur to my daughter, etc has its limitations and trying to juggle all of it and be successful in any of it can be overwhelming.
What was the point of this post? I guess to get some things off my chest. I know everyone says just take a moment and breathe. My reality just isn't that zen and never will be. Lists help, working out helps, cuddling my cats helps, reading stories to my daughter at bedtime helps, and laughing, lots of laughing!