Brought to you by George Michael (just think soap and business in place of a relationship)
It’s been a while since you’ve heard from me. I know that no one actually cares about my dinky little blog and store (I look at the stats). but, I decided to continue to write, if for no other reason than to chronicle the up’s, down’s, highs, low’s and everything in-between of this journey into being my own boss. If you don’t know by now, I’m not the naturally creative person in my family. I like some kind of order to my chaos, it’s the reason I understood chemistry and some parts of physics. Fast forward a few years, and my shiny bright future has a patina that is down right uninspiring. I’m working dead end jobs, putting my all into them and the moment I become human or make a mistake, I’m let go. This is not very good for my ego, spirit or anything else, add to that the growing suspicion that you have depression and anxiety. Did I mention I come from a family that believes that everything is your own fault because there is no such thing as normal people having mental issues (only crazy people have mental issues) and you should just pray to GOD and get over it. Just an F.Y.I. that doesn’t always work, when it’s your own thoughts that are against you. I’m all about putting good thoughts and energy into the universe, but sometimes it’s damn hard, to stay positive all the time. I truly envy those of my friends and acquaintances that can do that.
I have officially opened my soap business. I’m my own boss, I think. I had this idea in my head of what it was gonna be like…
a lot of hard work with spectacular things to show for it. It feels more like…
My shop has been open 1 whole month and what do I have to show for it? NOTHING, not one single sale. I know they say that the last people you count on for business is friends and family, but this is ridiculous. I mean, when I was doing it for fun and free it was ok, the minute I need to charge for it, they hide like cockroaches in the light. I still haven’t built up enough inventory to sell at a craft show, but I don’t have a choice. I plan on doing some in late November into December. I know the competition will be stiff, it seems like everyone and their, mother, father, aunty, and sister’s cousin is selling soap too.
I know what I’m bringing to the market is unique, I just have to trust myself that others out there can see it as well. I think when I get my first sale, I’ll get white girl wasted just to celebrate that monumental occasion.
Thanks for Reading,