What a month. January is the business month for me. This is the time that I attend the Craft Hobby Assn. show in California to expand my business (Far Flung Craft) catch up with other industry friends and family that lives in California or makes the trek from Oregon.
this years show was much small and much quieter than past shows, but we still gained some good contacts, had some good orders placed and really overall made the decision for me that I am sticking with the business and will see it go forward for a while longer. While expanding a business in a recession or depression??? may be a tough thing, particulary if we go to one income in the near future, I can't help but think that those businesses that survive. Those that operate on a CASH basis (which we do) those that expand gradually, not too fast will be the ones that survive. Crafting, in particular has always grown during times of recession as people stay home and use what they have, but there is always a need for some new stuff... and I hope to provide it.
As for the simple life, well, I am getting back into the swing of things here, balancing life, social obligations, two kids-a dog- a husband and two jobs... it is all good and I am looking forward to a few more posts about things I care about and simplfying.