Well, that’s a good question ;) So I’ll just give the rundown of what’s been going the last few months.
First of all, I was so busy with my candle business over the holdays that I just didn’t have much time for blogging or even working on my websites much, except to make a new one for my brother’s espresso business Coffee In Motion and then working on my husbands new Christian Music site that Tate Music Group made for him (I made him one from scratch, but they were going to make him one for free anyway with WordPress so we decided to just go with theirs and I’d just continue adding to it and optimising it).
So anyway, I just about went crazy over the holidays and then we ended up seriously neglecting the home schooling. So, to make a long story short, I decided to quit the candle business! I closed the doors on candle sales from my website in January and I’m happy to say, we are getting caught up on school work and I’m able to work on my websites and I actually feel like blogging more!! Imagine that :)
Not that the candle business couldn’t have been profitable, because it was definitely growing, but I got to where I just was not enjoying +it at all. I love working on websites and doing the candles the past few years and trying to build that up, had seriously slowed me down in other areas because a lot of my focus was on that when it really was just something I thought I could do to help make some extra money and I did enjoy it at first, when things were slower. Turned out to be a lot more work than I could really do on my own in order to make enough to even break even. Maybe if I didn’t have kids it could have worked, but I still just didn’t enjoy having to make the candles and pack them up to ship them out to people, and it just got to be such a drudgery, not to mention trying to keep up with the orders and try to get them out at a decent time.
I know you can’t always just quit something just because you have a bad day or 2, but when a business gets to be where you just dread working at it all the time, I think it’s time to find something else to do! lol And my first love has always been painting and web design/seo anyway, so I just decided I should go back to putting all my effort into that and keeping up with the home schooling of my kids too.
So I’m hoping to at least post one recipe per week here and a personal blog post once a week too. I know I’ve said that before, but things have started to settle down now that I don’t have candles weighing on my mind constantly and I can focus more!
I hope you’ll continue to follow me in this mom journey and leave comments to let me know you’re here! ;)