Dear empowered interiors’ supporters,
I believe that empowered interiors is coming to an end. What was supposed to be a wonderful change in my life is increasingly falling apart. Even while I made an announcement to the world that I was a shoppe owner going nowhere, repeated my intentions, and increased my optimism in the past couple of weeks, the future is grim unfortunately.
A year ago, I launched empowered interiors to mark a new career path in my life. Everything evolved very quickly and soon I was opening a shoppe, which was far different than the initial plans I made. Unfortunately, I made it too many mistakes that I cannot bounce back from. Too many grand expectations, poor planning, crappy weather, and too few customers are the ingredients for an unsuccessful business.
It has been wonderful to hear the praise from those that have venture through my doors. I’ve also received substantial emotional and professional support through the last few months, for which I have been grateful. I know I created something beautiful and the shoppe reflects my talent. I stand on the precipice of success, with everything coming together to take flight. Yet, sometimes time runs out before dreams are realized.
I am not sure my expectations at this point. Discussing business struggles is taboo because who wants to support failings, right? We see small businesses start and fail too frequently, but very rarely do get insight into how this all feels. It is scary, sad, and frustrating. Even when you think you have done everything right, you cannot stop other outside forces that overshadow positive thoughts, intentions, and even prayers.
I have a tough choice to make in the next few weeks because even though every fiber in my being knows I am going to succeed, outside forces might have other plans.
Thank you for your support and for reading.