Last week I shared that I got a job at our church. Looking back, I know God was preparing me for this job all along. From my experience with our past church, to the different ministries I’ve volunteered for, to my best friends… I know God had it all planned out long ago.
So, why did I dream of starting my own business only to start it up and then close it down this weekend?
I’m not 100% sure I know the answer to that question, but what I do know is that I no longer dream to have my own business, and maybe, just maybe, that is the reason God allowed me to start up my business. So that I could move on to what He had planned for my life. Something greater…
So, this past weekend, I said goodbye to The Corner Cartel in Boerne where I was selling my furniture.
Was I sad?
Maybe a little, but it wasn’t because I was no longer selling my furniture there, it was because I was going to miss the people I worked with. In fact, when it came to the business part, I was a bit relieved.
You see, as time went on, I started to look at the real cost involved in what I was doing, and tried to see if I was even making a profit.
For example… I might drive around town on Saturday, buy a dresser for $50, put in about 10-20 hours painting it with paint that costs $40 a PINT, pay $325 a month in rent, and drive 70 miles round trip 4 times a month to work at the store.. for free, and then charge $300 for that dresser only to be asked if I would take any less. I’d say yes, because I would just need it gone, so I’d sell it for $275, and then give 10% to the store. So, considering all of that, I’m not sure that I ever got ahead, or at least not far enough ahead to make anything substantial because I would have to take that profit and turn around and buy more furniture, paint, and pay the rent.
So basically, I was about ready to paint a sign like this one…
Plus, if you want to make money, then you need to have a lot of inventory in your space. Well, that meant non-stop painting for me, and it was just getting to be too much.
Now, will I still paint furniture, run the blog, and decorate? ABSOLUTELY! It’s what I love, but I’ve also fallen in love with you. I love talking to you and reading your comments. I love when I write something and you tell me it made your day, or it was just what you needed to hear that day. I feel like you’re part of my family.
So, I hope that you’ll stick around. I may only post once a week, but I hope you’ll be here to see what I’m up to.