I don't know about anyone else but I can't believe that it is 2019 already!
I remember as a kid, wishing that I was older to be able to do some of the things I wanted to, often being told I was too young and had to wait until I was older.
Now that I am older, hey, life... you can slow down now anytime!
The new year has brought changes for me. I finished counting my inventory yesterday (yes, I was late but not too worried about it) as it took me a few days to complete it on my own. I never realized how long it can take to count incense sticks and tumbled crystals.
The end of 2018 has seen the official closing of "Celestial Treasures" but not on the work that I do. I am still in the same space, I still have product there (which I will be moving online to sell) that is available to my clients or you can simply give me a call or drop me an email if you are looking for something. I have plans to still keep crystals, essential oils, bath bombs and my aromatherapy products that I have been creating. It it my plan to attend different craft fairs this year, to move things online, and to sell the other stock that I have remaining.
Like I said, if you still want to stop in if you are in the area, give me a shout and if I'm around, I'll be happy to let you in. If you would like to drop in, you can contact me to set a time and I'll be happy to assist.
This year is about new beginnings for me and I have lots of new plans jumping around in my head.
For now, its getting some clients in the doors, working on putting some products online, now that I have my new website in full swing, and beginning to work on 2 other projects that I have in my head.
I'm excited for what 2019 is going to bring for me!
What a year 2018 has been not just for me but for many. It has been a year of challenges, changes and letting go. Not just for me but I have seen it reflected in my clients as well. A year to let go of things that no longer serve us, facing our fears and pushing through them as we grow spiritually.
The beginning of this year saw many changes for me and the store. Retail wise, everything dropped off that the store got very quiet. It was a tough time for us and I had to make some major decisions that I didn't want to make. I struggled for a few months, both financially with the store and emotionally as I didn't want to let go of what I had created. I almost felt at times that I was a failure and I went into a depression for a time.
I remembered when I first opened in uptown Saint John, about a year after I opened, my guides told me I would be moving home. At the time I didn't see it but 3 years later, I moved into a location in St. George. I thought that was the move that they wanted me to make and I just needed to keep going.
Things were good for about 1 1/2 years before everything dropped off. I realized, through my emotion that I needed to make changes again, which I struggled with considerably. In June of 2018, I made a decision to move home to our property where myself and my husband owned 10 acres, trying to lower my costs and keep things going. The move saw many changes for me and the store as being off the beaten path paid its toll. My client base was still steady but the store dropped off considerably more.
In November, after much consideration, I realized it was time to let the store go and to focus more on my client base. Again, a very tough decision to make. I loved running my store and helping others. I began to realize that the work I did was about helping and healing and as with all things, I had to be open to making changes in my life both personally and professionally. For 6 1/2 years, it was all about the store and I had found that I didn't have much of a life outside of that existence. It was time to begin to take back some of my life as well and I decided at the end of this year, it was time to close the doors to the retail space permanently. It was time to put my energy into my services to continue to work with people.
My guides had always spoke to me about becoming a teacher and helping others. With that in mind, Celestial Treasures will officially close at the end of December. I will move my remaining products that I have online for purchase. It is my intention to continue to sell crystals, essential oils and create aromatherapy products for my clients. The product I have in the store will be open to my clients but I will not restock certain items as I sell out (I will open for those who are interested in the few products lines I plan to continue by appointment or giving me a call). I will work at formulating more aromatherapy products, teaching and train (this is where my membership and mentorship program will begin), working with clients and begin some further training as a Naturopath.
It has been a year of change and a lot of emotion. I finally made the decision for change.
Although I don't know where 2019 will take me, I am finally at peace with the decisions that I had to make. I understand that unless things had changed with my business, I would never had changed. Sometimes a hardship can be a doorway to something better and that is what I am focusing on moving into 2019. Everything was bringing me into a new beginning. Achieving my Naturopath membership now allows me to provide receipts to my clients that can be redeemed against most extended health programs.
So.... 2019 will bring the development of a metaphysical membership program, the creation of an online mentorship program, getting my remaining products and new aromatherapy blends online, moving the whole creation more to an online perspective. It will see me focus on my branding as a "Psychic Naturopath" and continue my training with a Naturopath certification program I've had my eye on for 2 years.