I moved into my @experimentalvintage work studio 2 and a half years ago. Before that, I had been running my business out of my home for 8 years. It was such a scary step for me to take. I really couldn’t afford it at the time. Literally, I had to borrow money from my parents to make it happen. Looking back, it’s one of the best business decisions I’ve ever made. I work best under pressure, and knew I’d have to rise to the challenge of paying an extra $1000 a month to give my business a place where it could grow. I struggled so much to make things work financially at first. Hell, I still do. But by taking that leap, I was sending a message to myself: you can make this dream work. And, so far I have.
My business has grown exponentially since then. It’s still a constant struggle to make ends meet- but I’m a single woman who owns a business, a home, a rental home, AND gets to do something I truly love for a living. To me, this is success.
But my landlords need this space back for their own business, and the time has come for me to move on from this magical place that has been an incubator for my business, as well as my own personal growth. I have known this for months, but am now just ready to face the fact that I’m losing this space where I have found a version of myself and my business that I truly love. I am not so good at change. I am working on getting better at it. Oh, the unknown- it truly haunts me. I’m moving out of my studio on March 2nd, and am moving into a temporary studio space while I plan my next business move. It makes me so nervous to not know where my business will be physically in a few months.
Change means growth.
There are good things in the works.
Your business will continue to thrive.
These are the mantras that are on repeat in my head right now.
Thanks for following along with me in this forum, and even giving enough of a damn to read to the end of this ramble. I appreciate you, and all of your support. More than you know.
So I guess I’m just putting this move out in the open, because I’m pretty scared and I think that admitting that is already making me feel more empowered.
So cheers to change, and to leaning into the unknown ✨