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A Pleasant Reminder

I’m going to be completely honest with you all in this post today. As a business owner sometimes I get discouraged. I wonder if it’s worth all the hard work and time I put into it on a daily basis. Most people don’t realize exactly how much time I do put into my business. I spend quite a bit of time ordering fabric and notions. I often research what is trending and try to stay current with all of my purchases. I am limited on space so I don’t want to make an impulse buy and have it just sitting around. I then decide what to kit. Prepping, cutting, pricing, packaging, and getting a good photo to put on social media. Then there is the physical quilt cart. Each time I have an event the trailer has to come out of storage and we have to load the merchandise which is stored in Rubbermaid containers. I drive it to the destination, I unload all the Rubbermaids and set the trailer up. Then, when the event is over, I break down the trailer and put everything back into the Rubbermaids. I drive the trailer home and then have to unload the trailer. Pretty physical work for this old broad! I spend countless hours working on my social media pages website, and blog. The posting, researching, and advertising takes, no joke, hours! Just posting pictures take time, you have to have the right backdrop, proper lighting and once you get that perfect picture you have to know how to edit the photo or video. You also have to get over the way your voice sounds on that video. I swear I sound like I just sucked on a helium balloon. I don’t want it to sound like I am complaining about what I do but there are times I do get frustrated and discouraged. But then when I take the trailer out, all that changes and I know I am exactly where I need to be. Last week I went Lost Dutchman RV Resort, those ladies were so excited to have me there, they loved my trunk show and thanked me several times for coming. Two women said they no longer drive and getting to a quilt shop is hard for them, they were so grateful that I brought it to them. Wednesday I went to Sunland Village Resort, there were about 50 ladies there. We laughed, shared our passion for quilting and it was so much fun! That’s the reason I do all of this! So next time I get discouraged I will simply re-read this post and remind myself why I do what I do. Thank you ladies for supporting me and my dream!

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