Fall is in the air and I am loving every minute of it.
I believe that fall is a time of letting go. A time to self-reflect and a time to shed things that aren't serving us. Just like the trees shedding their leaves.
About a month ago, my best friend and I went on a retreat. It was days before my 30th birthday and just 8 short weeks after having my sweet baby boy. The retreat was all about "embracing a new path" and reflecting on where we are, where we want to go and what we need to let go of to get there.
On one of our walks, I found myself reflecting on my business and how I felt I was having a hard time keeping up with it after having a baby, going back to school and taking on a part-time job. I felt strongly in that moment that I needed to scale back my business, but I was overcome with so much guilt that I didn't know where to start. Luckily, I found myself surrounded by so many strong courageous women, and simply talking to them about my internal struggle instantly put me at ease.
You see, I know that scaling back Darling Savage is what is best for me and my family. However, I don't always feel brave enough to make decisions that could potentially disappoint others. I know this is a shift I need to make in my life, and if you have ever struggled with putting yourself first, I completely understand where you are at.
I have decided to begin to scale back Darling Savage by first, offering fewer products and only creating things that I truly love. And second, by running all of my sales through my Etsy Shop, rather than selling products through my website. Taking these two steps will allow me to better serve my customers and also simplify the way that I run my business.
If you have been with me on this journey for a while, thank you for your support each step of the way.