Welcome to 2017! Are you as excited about the start of the new year as I am? I hope so. I planned to post this on Monday but we’ve had so much going on already that it didn’t happen until now.
This would normally be the post where I list all of the well-thought-out goals I have set for myself and the business for the year. As I thought about goals for the year and went through my usual look at where we are, how far we’ve come and where we are going, the only thing I could hear repeating over and over in my head was “change”. I feel with such confidence that it’s time for things to change and this year is the year to figure that out.
If there is only one thing I have realized in the past few months it’s that change, even though it may seem bad or scary at first, can actually be the best thing. The past few months have been really hard but somehow I have felt lighter and freer; almost like a huge weight has been lifted. I know I have talked about this before but, despite the challenges, I have really been able to imagine things being different and it has felt refreshing. I have been looking at the business from a different perspective lately, and I think this is the year to start making some changes.
It starts with the website. This week we launched our new, updated website. It is a work in progress, but I am happy with the cleaner, more organized format. I also love that it more clearly outlines what to expect from our process and better defines the differences in our package options from studio designs all the way through to a fully custom project. There is less clutter and while there is still lots of work to do, it feels lighter and better!
Some smaller changes you may take notice of is our new blog schedule. I have reworked our usual schedule to post less often in the hopes that it will give us more time to provide better content. We have also changed our business hours. With some of the things I want to change, I am going to need a bit more behind-the-scenes time make things happen. With less hours, we will also be more selective about the the custom projects we take on. Along with our new hours, we are also not open to walk-ins any more. As space has become a growing issue, we are open to the public by appointment only. More on that to come.
I’ll be checking in periodically to continue to talk about all the changes since I have really given any specifics. I am really excited about what is to come and I hope you are too.
Whether you have goals or resolutions or a theme for the year, I wish you all a healthy and happy 2017!