Sunday, November 6, 2011

New Chapter

Glacier Ice Cream & Gelato shop in Longmont has closed the doors. Lots of changes, finding a new kitchen and rethinking what I really want to do now. The online stores keeps me pretty busy already and I have enough wholesale accounts to keep this going. But where do I want to go from here?
My idea was to finally detach myself from the chocolate line and dedicate my full attention to my vegan line, now that in a way I am free from keeping a full case at the store, I could slowly move toward the direction I want to go. I still have wholesale for the chocolates and those business are counting on me to provide what their customers want, so I would definately make sure that stays the way it was.
Part of me really wants to take a break. My hands are not doing so well and lately they are hurting to the point they wake me up in the middle of the night, that bad. The Holiday season is here, this is the ouchy time for me :-P
In two weeks we are leaving for a well deserved family vacation to visit family, this means I have to make a ridiculous amount of chocolates and confections before that! Starting to feel overwhelmed and little desperate for help. My sistuation work wise has not changed, so I am still struggling for time and few hours here and there between work, family and everything else, aren't quite enough.
I wish I could feel little more positive about this, after all this is my creature, my dream, part of who I am, what I do and how I feel. My only wish is to be able to decide what to do and feel good about it, when it comes to that point, no regret and no looking back.

1 comment:

  1. I think every small business owner - especially small vegan food-oriented business owners - feel similarly at some point. You seem like a remarkable person who has already accomplished so much. As a fellow vegan I fully support you putting all of your efforts and energies into the vegan stuff. The world needs more fine vegan chocolates (though my first love will always be Lagusta's Luscious in upstate NY). :)

    I also understand those feelings of overwhelm and needing extra help. Do you have employees or is it all you? I run a small vegan meal delivery that's just me, and demand currently exceeds what I am able to do myself. It's sad to turn people/income away, but I'm not in a place where I can have a shop/employees. But for you, having a shop - given your output, specialty, and popularity - seems like a good idea to me!