Today I spent the day bottling and labeling a batch of new essences for my new line, and researching and making notes on new products for the line. I have wanted to do this for so many years and I am so grateful to be in a position to be able to do that now.
Throughout the years I have done my best to promote and help small businesses because I know how important it is to do something you enjoy. Do something that makes you want to get out of bed in the morning because you just can’t wait to get started on the day.
I have worked jobs that caused a knot in the pit of my stomach as I drove closer to work each day. I finally stopped with that a few years ago and concentrated on building a business that I could do from home. It still wasn’t enough. It paid the bills and kept me from having to work jobs that made me miserable.
I always loved the time I spent creating and working with healing remedies and magickal remedies for everyday problems. I was always afraid to take that step. You know that one. That step that puts your creations out there for others to judge. I remember an artisan once that was selling her creations at flea markets saying that she was nervous about the prospect of selling them to people in her own community. I encouraged her and …well…I will admit it…I probably bullied her a little bit to get her to take that step. I was thrilled to see her flourish and do well at local events.
Then there is the avoidance of stepping on toes. Friends and other businesses that are already selling similar lines of products. Yet, I remember that same question coming up from one of my students. She was concerned about selling something that might be in competition with someone else. My advice was to never let someone else keep her from doing something she loved. Never let someone else keep her from creating.
Recently, I was reminded by the Goddess that my job is not done. I need to get back to work. She also reminded me that time is short and as I continue I need to seek balance. I need to stop putting off the things I want to do and not let them be overtaken by the things I need to do.
So now it is time to remember these little tidbits of wisdom I imparted for their benefit and take my own advice. Don’t you just hate it when you have to take your own advice?
So back to my gratitude for the day. I am grateful to those higher powers for giving me the tools to do what I have always wanted to do. I am grateful for that “kick in the pants” that has gotten me started on it. I wake up early anxious to jump into the day. I wish that blessing on everyone.