The first day of 2020 I was pumped, ready and excited to grow my business. I spent the next few months busy planning for the year. I organized shows, fun festivals like Kaslo Jazz festival and Whistler Beer Festival, started making lots of stock and getting the business ready for the coming year. I was ready and excited...
Then in a day…
The ski hill closed down, my gym closed, my boyfriend lost his job and all my shows and festivals got cancelled. I was bummed. I was really bummed. I couldn't believe that my whole year had been shaken upside down and there was nothing I could do. It didn't matter how much planning I did it wasn't going to change.
There was nothing I could do. I always believed that you can do anything in life if you believe in yourself, have the passion and simply set a date.
Like most people, the situation really made me think and evaluate the choices in my life. Yes, I lost all my income, but I don't have rent, staff or people that rely on me. If I spend these next few months wisely, I will get through this. So after moping around the house for a few days I made a new plan.
The pandemic has taught me a lot but it has also given me time, something I have always complained of never having enough off. So, I got to work growing the business, working on the website and trying to build an online business. I haven't stopped since.
2020, it’s still gonna be my year
Yes, it's been different, yes it's not what I had in mind, but I have learned so much about myself, my life and my business. I have learned what I am capable of and made me really appreciate life for what it is ... unpredictable, tough but also precious and beautiful.
Who knows what the rest of the year holds. So far 2020 you weren't what I had planned but I think the world and everyone in it needed to stop and reevaluate.
I hope you guys are doing ok, staying safe and finding ways to grow and be happy.