I recently closed my office. No urgent reason for it – had my personal finances contributed to keeping it afloat it would be a much easier choice. I had a bit of an “ah ha” moment when I received my daughter’s preschool schedule for the Fall. The conversation between my husband and I went like this…
“So, I got Peanut’s preschool schedule in today.”
“Very good hun. Good to know.”
“Yeah. That means I have two and a half YEARS before I can go days at the office.”
“Oh. I didn’t think of that.”
Yeah. neither did I. The business was making baby steps forward which I’m totally cool with but not receiving an income and putting out all that work just isn’t my idea of a good time. Not taking an income is also something I’m okay with when growing a business but when an income/expense list tells you that you’d not only double your income but it can go into your pocket – that’s a sign hard to ignore.
Closing the office isn’t the end for me. I can easily do in-home treatments and I’m happy to say all my clients are on board.
Sure there’s a fear that comes with the “what ifs” but I’m daring to leap… even if it feels like a backwards leap… I am daring to dream and allow things to happen as they will. I couldn’t maintain an office that was just depleting my energy bank. And my bank account. I’ve got my hands in a few sources of income and freeing up some time will allow me to see if these other avenues will pan out.
Packing up the office was bittersweet. Sadness hung out while I was there. I just had to grieve the process so I could move forward.