I have the best of two worlds really.... So I really can't complain :)
Sorry for the very long winded post!
The last few years have been such an exciting adventure!
I was just flying along on the road of life. Starting making soap and other products that I always dreamed of adding to my doings. I had spent so much time researching and getting just the right recipes and finally made the leap!
I was so excited to share my soaps they were well received.. Then something crazy exciting happened, I went from having a hobby to going into business! I became obsessed with my website design, my soaping design and beautiful packaging and didn’t allow much time for keeping a balanced life. As with anyone going into business it is all about the excitement of getting the business off the ground and I was over the top excited. Crazy to think I could do both, run a business full time and keep my promise of only having a hobby.. Well that was a BIG NO. Last summer We brought ALL my supplies to Maine with the intention of continuing to make lots of soap and ship from my cottage on the lake.(Insert reality here) Dragging all my supplies with us was challenging and getting them to fit in the cottage was also so crazy, let alone trying to get at the stuff when I wanted to make things in such a confined space.. I did manage to drag it all out and make an experimental loaf. What happened next was unforeseen, working in such a small space was challenging and working with lye can be quite dangerous. At home I have a set room so it doesn’t interfere with my daily tasks in the kitchen, and keeps Toby safe. Clean up after soaping was another challenge worrying about having such a small septic to handle all I was putting in it. So at that point I became very sad and depressed. I was not able to continue to make my soap in Maine. I did have lots of soap already made to sell to my friends and family, I am so thankful that they love them.
Fast forward… There I was having a month long pity party for myself in an absolutely gorgeous setting surrounded by family and friends and the unthinkable happened. Hubby took a flying leap head first into the lake! My life changed in that very second, I realized that he could have died in that moment. I had never really given much thought to hubby (Left brain) not being around forever.. I always thought I would always be the one to go first. Life it too short and I didn’t keep my promise, my wakeup call! I am so thankful every day that God and his Angels were watching over him that day. It took a month for him to get back to somewhat normal and he is still healing today, but doing very well. He has not let this set back stop him one bit!
Today Frank is under the house working on the sewer pipes, I am listening to the banging of hammers and rumblings from under the house. I am not listening to music, I am full of ears in case something should go wrong. I asked him to wear a face mask, but he is a guy that lives without fear.. My life changed that day and will forever be changed, his life with me has changed as well. We are living life differently now and I will never again take our wonderful life for granted.
Now to keep my promise I made as to having hobbies. I have closed my business and I am finally okay with my decision. As far as soap, I have lots of soap and still plan to make it as a hobby. If you are interested in a few bars here and there send me a shout out. I actually made some soap for a family member the other day and it is curing :)
Next week we will hit 27 years married and 30 years together!
We are always starting new adventures stay tuned, time to have some fun!
I am going to use my delightfully shabby fb adn blog page as a fun projects and who knows page, maybe some painting, house redesign, soap other stuff and TRAVEL :)
We love all you guys,