This blog post was originally supposed to be about Our Easter Outfit Picks but our Nation came under attack by a nasty virus that has literally shut everything down. In Louisiana, restaurants are only available for drive-through, schools and non-essential businesses are closed until further notice.
I am struggling and worried if my business can survive this shutdown. I am worried about my business, friends, and family. I am worried about other boutique owners. I am told that as a business owner that I shouldn't express my fear but encourage people to buy. I don't agree with that. I do agree that I should promote positivity, love, and self-care to get through this trying time. It is ok to show your concern because others have that same fear. It is ok to go stir crazy because you and your sweet blessings have been home for two weeks and cannot go anywhere. I reached out to Christy Pennison to help us navigate during this time. Christy Pennison, LPC-S, is a board-certified professional counselor and owner of Be Inspired Counseling & Consulting located in Alexandria, LA.
I DID IT!
I have owned a brick-and-mortar store for a year now. It has been a scary and trying year. There were days I wanted to walk away from it all just to have more time with my family. Especially, when my seven-year-old says, "Mommy, you never spend time with me anymore." That was a nice slap in the face. There were days filled with tears and wonder, “How am I going to keep my store open if I can’t meet my daily goals?”