I can't tell you how happy I am that it's 2017! 2016 was a hard year for us. It was a year of hard lessons, hard work and learning to trust our gut and do things our way. It's easy to get side-tracked and follow a path you think you should be following, but actually realise it's not the right one for you. Just because someone else is doing it a certain way doesn't mean you should too. I've never been one to do things in a conventional way. I've always taken a path less travelled and to be honest it's worked for me. So I've decided it's time to start trusting my myself and my vision for the company.
I know exactly where I want the brand to go. I now see it in my head. Do I know how I'm going to get it there? Nope, I have no clue, but I have to trust that I will take the right steps to get the brand there. It may take some time and go a bit slower than I would like, but this is ok!
I kept asking myself in 2016, why am I doing this, why am I stressing myself out, why am I making myself miserable and who am I doing this for? My husband kept asking me that same question over and over. Who are you doing this for? Because if you are trying to please other people, you'll never get to where you want to be. So I took a step back and re-evaluated myself and the business, made some difficult decisions, but I tell you what, I feel good about the decisions I have made.
So I believe 2017 is the year of doing things our own way, following our own path, and moving at a speed which I can keep up with while enjoying my life!
Enjoy yourself this year!
Happy New Year from my family to yours!