Hello friends! I’m at Starbucks right now being one of those
people, people-watching from behind my laptop screen. I pretty much never go to the coffee shop to work, but I was here the other day just to get a coffee and I thought that it might be a nice change of scenery for work. I really love our house so I am always pretty content working from home all day. I rarely feel the urge to “get out” beyond our back yard. But in some ways, I’ve been feeling a bit “slumpy” lately and thought a different environment could help.
For the past month, or even longer, I’ve been trying to figure out what’s next for JAA. I felt a little lost and honestly probably pushed myself more into wedding stuff because I wasn’t sure what to do with the business. I told myself that after the wedding, I would get back on track easily. It didn’t completely happen that way. Last week I felt like…I was still waiting….waiting for the light bulb, waiting for the inspiration.
It wasn’t until this week that I realized where I needed to be. I need to pursue the big picture. For so long I have been so focused on my Etsy shop, individual Etsy sales, how to grow on Etsy. This year for me is really about growing beyond that and it has been hard to shift my focus. Having realized this, it made me feel a little better about being “lost” for some time because the next step is not “routine.” The next step is the hard stuff.
Running a business on your own is not easy. It’s fun and exciting to share successes, big steps, growth…but most times that all comes after a lot of messy, confusing uncertainty. And that’s the part that doesn’t get shared enough. That insecurity. It’s normal. It’s natural. I’m not the only one feeling this way. And neither are you.