Currently: Making Hard Decisions
For the past year I’ve been trying to juggle being a full time stay at home mom, a small business owner and all the other responsibilities that come with adulting.
Needless to say, it’s been a struggle and it has taken a toll on my physical and mental health as well as my relationships. Not to mention I’ve been dropping the balls in other areas of my life, including AKA in a major way!
I knew something had to give.
So we decided that once we were home from California, we would start looking at daycare options for J. That way I could have a set days at the studio again, which I really missed and needed!
But a global pandemic had other plans and quarantining forced me to make other decisions.
At the end of March we gave our notice at the studio and I moved out in April. There were many factors that lead to this decision and it broke my heart a little to leave a place that brought so much joy to my life. Tears were shed.
While moving out I realized I need to take a bit of step back with AKA. I know that I can’t do it all, especially when I don’t know when I’ll be able to get additional help, so for the time being I’ll be focusing on my roles as a Wife & Mom.
I won’t lie, this was really hard to come to terms with and the internal battle was something fierce. AKA has been my baby for the past 7 years and the vision for it was planted way beyond that. To put it on the back burner has me questioning all sorts of things.
I plan to write more about this in the future because it helps me process my thoughts and feelings, but ultimately I have to trust the process and respect the season that I’m in, which is Mothering a busy toddler.
So what does this mean for AKA and where do we go from here?Truthfully, I don’t entirely know what it’s going to look like but what I can tell you is...
- The online shop is still open, if it’s in stock, you can buy it!
- I won’t be making/releasing big collections
- I will be shipping once a week, on Fridays
- Subscriptions are still a go!
- Some pieces will be marked down, cause I made too many and they need new homes.
I will be launching a few pretty things currently in the works in the near future. There will be limited quantities and no restocks. My Insider Community will get first dibs on these pieces (sign up here)
Lastly, thank you to all of you who have supported me over the years but especially to my customers who have purchased, not only during these uncertain, unprecedented pandemic times, but also while I’ve struggled to manage home and business life. So many things have slipped through the cracks in the last couple years and you’ve been so understanding and gracious with me. I can’t thank you enough for your kindness.
Love you all,