This time last year I had just closed my therapy practice and was super excited to see what being a full time business owner would be like. I was sad to end counseling with my clients but I knew inside I couldn’t keep doing both.
2018 was hard, like way harder than I expected. It really tested me and made me question if I actually belong in the business world at all. We made mistakes with ordering, personnel, production and marketing. The past 6 months have weighed on me like a thousand weighted blankets. ;)
But no year is just its mistakes. It is also full of successes.
This past year we provided the dignity of employment for over 60 people. Our blankets comforted thousands and thousands of people. Josh was named the NEXT Awards Young Entrepreneur of the Year for 2018. The next week he was honored by Forbes Magazine as a 30 under 30 in the Social Enterprise category. I am so proud of him!
And me? I am growing. I’m a fan of Rachel Hollis (have you read “Girl Wash Your Face?"). She says, "Don’t you dare compare your beginning to someone else’s middle!” I am a beginning business owner. I have so much to learn. AND I will have compassion on myself. I will give myself permission to be at my beginning. I will give myself time to learn. I will ask people for help. In 2019, I will take my own advice and be more intentional in caring for myself. I will love myself as I love others. I will rest more, and love more. I will give myself time to become more of who I am.
Who were you a year ago?
What was 2018 like for you?
Who are you becoming now?