...and in with the new. It seems I am becoming an expert at change. I spent so much time and effort building my soap business. I started in 2005 and am just this year beginning to make a decent profit. Wholesale accounts are climbing and people are really catching on to my cross promotional marketing strategy. Most people would feel good about this and keep on going. Not me, no, I am my mothers daughter and now the challenge is gone. No riding the success train for this girl, instead I say, sell that business! Yep, that's right, in the middle of a very scary economic time I have successfully sold a home based business. The business is poised to take off and grow like crazy and it was my hard work and persistence that got it there. Now it will be up to the new owner to take it the rest of the way. The recipes will remain the same only the person stirring the soap pot will change.
What's next? Well, I am about to become a triple Grammy! Yes, three of my four daughters are pregnant. I am so excited for this next phase of life. But there will be no sitting around crocheting booties for me. Although I do need my granny glasses to see anything up close I am not ready to hang up my business mind. My girls have known from the start that I am not going to be daycare grandma. I loved being a mommy to our five kids and I did it to the best of my ability with a cheerful heart but now I am D-O-N-E. Daughter number 1, who also happens to be due first had a great new business idea that I couldn't ignore. I applied for our LLC yesterday and am trying so hard to get all of my ducks in a row (not duck soaps!) We will be starting out own mobile concession truck. The girls will be able to bring their babies to work and won't need outside daycare. It's a fabulous plan and we are so excited. I have been on the search for a truck or motor home that we can convert and praying for guidance. The future's so bright I gotta wear shades. I'll keep you posted and don't be surprised at another name change in the near future.