High Expectations

Time is one of those things that just seems to fly by when you least expect it, and believe me I know how cliché that sounds, but it’s actually true. Alex is on his second day back at work for the new year and I’ve only just looked at the clock and realised it’s nearly midnight!!

The weather was extremely cold today with temperatures right above freezing during the afternoon and dropping below at night. I had told myself I would go to my studio, but I just couldn’t bring myself to go outside. Instead, I decided that what I had planned could be done remotely.

Running a small business can be really exhausting and quite a bit lonely. I have to make all of the decisions and I am the one responsible for whether my business succeeds or fails. Sometimes, though, it’s difficult for me to get anything done because I’m overwhelmed by the prospect of failing.

This is about the fourth year that I’ve had my business, so I’m getting to grips with my own expectations and reality of everything that I can do. I definitely have high standards for myself but I constantly need to remind myself that I’m my own worst critic. Luckily, Alex has always been a really great helping hand when it comes to fulfilling orders, brainstorming new candle scents, or even just accompanying me to the studio when I don’t want to go alone.

I’m sure I’ll write more about my business and my candle studio at some point, but for now I’ve got to go practice my Korean on duolingo!

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