It has been a while since I have written any posts or even read any posts. Thank you to those of you who noticed I was missing in action. While I am still managing to keep at my healthy eating life-style, well for the most part, I have been Frazzled and overwhelmed by many things. I try to keep thinking positive but it isn’t working right now.
I had started a new blog way back when but I haven’t written on that one either. I made a few more bad choices regarding business, etc. and am struggling to cope with the mess I have gotten myself into. I am not suicidal or anything just really disappointed in the outcome of events.
Currently I am struggling to operate two stores. One the lease is up in November so I am still paying for a store I am in only one day a week when the markets are on. That is the busiest day so I can’t pass it up since the new store I leased back in April isn’t doing well. The location is perfect, high visibility but there are parking issues which were not apparent when I signed the lease. A few people have driven around and around figuring it out, but most people will not make that much effort. Otherwise, this would have been the ultimate location. I am working out of it 5 days a week, twiddling my thumbs waiting for people to come in. I have ordered banners and signs which might help, but of all times, the site is having difficulties processing my order. I have store signs with arrows to put up at the entrance, I hope that will help but since the guy who owns this building and the building beside it parks a car on each side of the entrance to sell his cars, people don’t realize it is my parking lot as well.
Financially, I am screwed once again. Paying for two places and really only making money one day a week, which is at the old place. The new lease is only one year so I am stuck with it until April of next year, but I may try to get out of it early.
Depression of course is setting in but I’m not giving up until I see if the new banners and signs will make a difference. If by the end of August I still do not get customers into this new store I will definitely call it quits and sell everything off at a discount. The lease payments plus the issues with Canada / US Tariffs and shipping charges, increase in gas prices, etc. is just ruining my business.
No one to blame but myself! Right now I am not motivated to read posts or write posts since I have too many of my own problems I am having trouble dealing with.
My apologies to those of you who I was regularly following and commenting. I do miss that, I just can’t do anything except sit and stare out the store window right now. I may get back to writing once the summer is over and I have cleared out of the old store in September.
Please don’t give up on me yet. If I decide I am just not into blogging and can’t manage it I will let you know. I am still hoping things will work out.
Thank you for listening,
I’m Frazzled Again.