It’s been raining a lot and once again, we’re coming to an end of another month. I don’t know what it is about Fall, which is my favorite season, but it’s also the season that seems to fly by the fastest. Why is that? There’s so much anticipation once September rolls around, but before you can catch your breath, the trees start looking a little more bare and you’re wrapping that scarf more snugly around your neck.
A few things: thanks for all the encouragement about our plans to open a store. Nothing’s concrete yet, of course, but we’ll spend the next year mulling it over before we have to start making any serious moves in a year if we really want to make it happen. A few of you have mentioned a cookbook. Why yes, that would be wonderful and even before any idea of the business existed, Mark and I thought it made a lot of sense to make a cookbook together. But whoa whoawhoa, let’s slow down a little. Writing a Cookbook is a lot of work! We need to focus right now on business. Speaking of…we were in DailyCandy again today. If you were with us on this ride from the very beginning, then you might recall that our DailyCandy feature, which ran a mere 5 weeks after we opened shop back in April, helped propel the business along in those early days (lord, am I talking about “the old days” already??). Nice to be back on DailyCandy again, even if it did give me a brief heart attack when I saw just how many people were on the site as soon as I got that email in my inbox. It’s already a crazy busy week for Mark. Sometimes timing can play cruel tricks and every wholesale account will come knocking on our door. It’s one of those weeks and Mark’s doing it all himself as I have my own deadline crunch. We’re drinking lots of coffee.
As for trying to live by the “one day at a time” rule, I’m trying. It’s very strange, though, this feeling that I have today. I feel like there’s some kind of change in the air. I don’t know how to explain it really, but I have this weird sense that the freelance life as I’ve known it for the last 10 years is about to change next year, like I’m closing in on an end of an era. Something just feels…different.