Ok so, news. What's new, everything. Where do I start? Things are good. Real Good. I have been thinking, discussing with some fabulous women, praying on what to do about my miniatures store. This quote I came across pretty much sums up the situation.
The challenge is not to manage time, but to manage ourselves || Steven Covey
Miniatures have a new priority in my life. I still love them, and they still fascinate me, and they are still a passion, but there's more. I'm working outside of the house now, sometimes 8,10,12 hours. I have some incredible friends that I love spending time with, road trips are planned, family reunions, 5K races, and whatever else I can fit in! I intend to live my life as it's bursting at the seams with excitement and love. And romance ;) Oh yes.
If you've never seen this video or heard this song, it's worth a look. It's what it's all about.
My world is incredibly different than it was when I opened the store in 2007, so it's only natural I have to make some adjustments. I've been putting it off as long as I could, but you'll soon see my inventory shrinking. This won't necessarily be a bad thing. The positive side of this is you won't see SOLD OUT throughout the store while shopping. When the item is gone, it's gone. Sure I might make it again, and surely many things I do keep as a regular item, but for a long while now I've missed out on the fun part of making new miniatures.
I would much rather be making the new cake and cupcakes, than responding to an email with regrets an item is no longer in stock. Lately I haven't even been able to respond it's so discouraging. So, time for change. Good things are coming, both in the store as well as my personal life. I need the freedom of expression back, and this is how I'll get it. I need to feel satisfied that I've done the very best I can for you. While you're shopping the store, you may still see some sold out items, I just haven't had the opportunity to turn off the already existing sold out stock. I'll get to it....so sick of saying that:) So....with all that said.....
I'm not accepting requests for out of stock items because I have no idea when they'll ever be back in stock. That's pretty honest. This change will benefit everyone shopping in my store, as well as everyone in my life, as well as me. I feel like a brand new person!
Well, I am a brand new person. I run every day, I eat healthy, and I laugh often with people I love. I love you all, and am grateful for your support as not only customers, but as truly great friends, mentors, and people that care. All of yous:)
And as usual, lots to do here so I am wrapping this up and saying come shop the store, keep an eye out for recently restocked miniatures in the featured items area listed on the left, and new items too (when I get that chance!) I will also give a shout out on facebook when there is news. All of these links are here on the blog.
Hugs! Cathy McGhee