Dear Friends, Family, and Sugar Addicts,
I wanted to share with you that I am closing my business. It has not been a light hearted decision. I am moving to the lovely state of Maine in order to consume a lot more beer, flaunt my extensive sweater collection and to close the gap in my long distance relationship.
First off I want to thank you all in being a part of this experience. It literally has been a dream come true and I would have never been able to do it with out the support of my family, friends and community. I have never felt so grateful for a network of people that constantly lifted me up. These last couple of years have been a complete learning experience that has been exciting and exquisitely challenging. You have all made it worth the weird, twisted, rewarding ride that is owning my own business.
I have come to overly appreciate small business owners and encourage you to support your community intentionally. I also advise you to never to tell small business owners ‘what they should do’. They have heard it before and even though we appreciate advice unless you have done it I can assure you it is like running a constant marathon. So instead I would bring them coffee and tell them how pretty they look. This will make their 15 hour work day all worth it.
Things I will miss the most are the looks on kids; but more so their parents faces when buying a cupcake. The relief after a successful cake delivery and the enthusiasm of friends/family telling strangers about my venture. I intend to promote you all as shamelessly as you have done for me as the opportunities arise.
Thank you – I will never be able to express that enough…..