its been such a long time since the last 'real post'. but there have been so many reasons behind being absent.
first, we moved. this was such a long awaited goal we had for almost 3 years. moving in during my busy season was crazy. (and that is an understatement). but exhilarating at the same time.
second, it was a busy busy season for me. i am so thankful for each and every sale, customer, convo, feedback...etc. running a shop on etsy while have 2 littles is a lot different than running a shop with only 1. if you own a shop, you know just how much time goes into every single detail. i strive to make everything perfect and at its best.
third, separating my work time from family time is quite challenging. its so funny that adding 1 more member to the family can take up so much of that extra time you once had.
which brings me to blogging and finding time to blog. i use to blog everyday during the week. and this past year, well. not so much. i am struggling even considering blogging anymore, but then again...it is my journal that has been going for 4 years now. i love to look back at what i was doing in january 2010, or in march. or maybe what my orders looked like during a certain month. more than anything, i find myself picking up my phone to share a photo on instagram. (search for ozetta)
i dont want to totally quit blogging, but i feel like i am neglecting something that i love doing. and this spring/summer is going to be quite different than any other year before. i plan on taking more time to be with my family and that means there will not be a new collection until the fall/winter. also, the shop is going to be going through a major change....and no doubt i will share once its happening. i like consistency, but its time for a little change as well. bringing in the new year always makes me feel this way. there will also be something that i have always wanted to do for the shop, but the spring/summer always took up so much time that it prevented this.
also, i will not be offering any discounts throughout the spring/summer. simply put, people dont really consider buying scarves in the midst of summer. however, i may do one more sale before long. so stay tuned for that!
i hope that everyone knows what ozetta is all about. the history behind the shop. the love knitted into each order. ozetta has been such a huge mindblowing part of my past, present, and future. its given my family and i things i would have never imagined. its more than a hobby. its considered my full time job. i pay taxes like anyone else. a lot of people think that just because someone works from home that its easy. well, i am sure i am not the first to admit~its completely far from that. its so rewarding, challenging, exhausting, fun, gosh. just so many things. its the very best thing i could ever ask for.
i also want to thank you. you. thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog everyday. or maybe once a week. thank you for being a wonderful customer. thank you for being a friend. thank you to all of those special people who wrote me personally around Christmas to say hi. my heart was so full with all of the kind words i received. above all, thank you for sharing the love i have for my ozetta shop. spread the love of the ozetta name. i hope that my knits will always be around to keep you warm and cozy. and i hope that ozetta will grow into something even bigger than i imagined today. than tomorrow. than yesterday.
so, yes. i may be more absent with my posts. but i am still here, though it will be far less than i use to because of time spent on the shop. and because of that extra time i want to spend with my family.
if you read this full post, i certainly appreciate the time you gave. enjoy the start to a new year. be something different. do something you never thought you could do. go be someone, go do something. just do.
lots of love,