Hi! Long time no see! I've been on a hiatus for about a year now...in case you haven't noticed. That's why emails and phones may not have been returned. I feel bad about that. I know when I'm a potential client, I want a response from everyone I reach out to.
So this break...Honestly? It's been so refreshing. I didn't realize how badly I needed a break from weddings and decor. I run Peacocks & Paisleys Event Decor on my own. I have been fortunate to have a wonderful group of mostly women to help me with all my events, but it's not the same as running a business with a partner. I'm a mom to three kids now, and with each additional child, owning a business has become more and more difficult. Especially since I had postpartum depression after the birth of my youngest 2 years ago. Before I decided to take a break, I found my memory wasn't as sharp. I couldn't recall details I had discussed with clients easily. I was getting so stressed out dealing with kids, keeping up with phone calls and emails, and doing millions of loads of laundry every week (okay, it's only about 6 loads per week, but still!).
I kept pushing my re-start date back another month. And here we are, a year after, and I find I'm still not ready to re-enter the business world. Tonight was the first time I've looked at my website and blog in almost a year! I consider that progress. I have at least 2 drafts started for the blog. I'll get around to those in another year or so. I've taken this past year to consider how to revamp my business from pricing to types of jobs I want to take. I want to feel confident when I do re-start that I'm giving my best to my future clients. I still love decor. I decorated for a cousin's wedding and a friend's baby shower in my time off. Those were some fun events! Give me another 6 months or so and maybe I'll be ready to do business again.