Over the past year, we've had some big changes. I started Fresh GraNOLA, we faced an unexpected pregnancy, our kids started school, we welcomed our third and final child into our family, Luis graduated college, and I was awarded a fantastic promotion at my job. My life is extremely busy these days. I started to feel stressed and anxious about things, and it was likely because I was taking on too much. I realized that something had to give. Since giving up my children or my full time job are not options, I had to let go of Fresh GraNOLA. I had my shop on vacation for a little over a month due to some home re-vamping (moving our office and giving Kadence a big girl room), and when I opened it back up I realized it was too much for me. I immediately received orders, which I was incredibly thankful for, but it also left me frustrated, scrambling to find time to fill them, wondering if I had enough supplies- its just too much for me right now.
I'm so sad over this decision. I loved creating a product that other people enjoyed. I thrived on the connections I've made through selling this laundry powder. I'm proud of myself for taking on a small business endeavor and it being successful enough to last over a year. I want to continue with it, but I can't- not unless someone out there wants to volunteer their time to order supplies and fill orders for me. :) In case anyone is interested, I will still be blogging about my family and our journey to hippietown. I can do this. I have to do this. I need something for myself. Plus, I can do this on my lunch break!
To my customers, a huge THANK YOU for all your support. I hope to one day open my shop again, but for now, I have to close the doors to Fresh GraNOLA.