all good things come to an end, right?
when i started the Revlie shop 1 year ago, i could not ever have imagined that my other company (Artifex Support) would grow like crazy. Like from 1 to 4, to 5, to 8 and now 9 employees! when i started the Revlie shop i figured Elles, my new hired Office Manager would run Artifex Support in the office behind the Revlie shop and i would run the Revlie shop. like a win win right? Artifex Support was growing again after years of struggling. and i was chasing a dream. well. i thought it was my dream. more about that in THIS VIDEO.
but since Artifex Support grew so rapidly, there was no place anymore for 8 or 9 people in the office behind the shop! they were almost killing each other. no kidding, I WAS almost killing them ;). we were able to hire our former office space again. decisions had to be made. i could not be in 2 spots at one time. i know i'm a bit witch-like, but seriously even for me that was not possible.
so i decided after long and hard discussions with myself, it was best to only be open on Saturdays and workshops and work fulltime again for Artifex Support.
for me it was a hard time. working 5 days a week, AND working Saturdays on the Revlie shop. i felt miserable, my energy was gone and i seriously was wondering what the heck i was doing. i was creating a life long dream, but living in the middle of it was no fun at all. the first few Saturdays Sanne had fun coming along, helping me out. but that soon started to be a task for her too. i didn't want to be a mommy working more than fulltime. i need quality time especially in the weekends with the family.
so i decided to only be open for workshops. since Artifex Support, my main company, was going so well i didn't need to keep the shop open. i could take a step back and give myself some time to get used to this new feeling.
and you know what? it felt GREAT. i felt liberated. free. task free. no more obligations. i felt i unleashed myself from a chain i made myself. i had so many ideas and thoughts especially what i was supposed to do, and what i THOUGHT everybody thought i should do. i'm SO FREAKING GOOD at thinking for other people. it's crazy.
along came the summer and another new chapter in our lives: i have been diagnosed with Diabetes, as you can read here.
wow. that even took a huge chunk of my energy and positivity level, but now 3 months later I'M BACK. strike a pose.
i've thought about it. so many times. how to incorporate. what i would love to do. what i enjoy to do. what i'm here for. hehe, must be lots of people asking that same question, What is Revlie here for in Gods sake?! well, one thing i know for sure, i want to create art, art journal, scrapbook, crochet, make mini-albums, work on my creative planner, periscope, create ecourses, make pdf's, tape video's, give tips about being an entrepreneur, blog, show how to live a positive life, chase my kids and love my man.
but why i'm not here, is run a shop. so. there. i said it. i made choices i don't regret one second. it's the way i role. doing stuff. going for it. diving deep, head first creating wings as i go. but i'm not afraid to change my mind. numerous times. and to keep rolling with it. keep going, keep changing just as long as i feel good (again).
so what does this mean? i'm going to have a huge SALE. everything 50%, 7 november 2015 you have to be there!
i will also stop my online shop, BUT i'll keep my own product line, pdf's, courses and video's. that will not stop. low right now, but still enough ideas and energy i want to put in there.
so if you need some crafty mixed media stuffs, and you are available Saturday 7 November 2015 from 12 to 17.00 hours, BE WELCOME. even if you only come to drink tea. or coffee. or chit chat my ears off. you are very welcome.
life is good. dare to change your mind.