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But now that she's gone, I have work to attend to! I was busy while she was here, teaching her the fundamentals of soap making, and how to flavor groceries with essential oils. She's a good student and remembers to run to the supply closet to grab her goggles and gloves when we begin our lessons. So I haven't been entirely idle during her visit. Now for the real work, though. I'm reformulating a few of the old perfumes, gathering the oils and absolutes necessary to complete them.
I'm writing a new business plan, which reminds me how much I hate this part of the 'business'. It's difficult for me to define what I want, I mean, I know what I want, I just don't know how to explain it, or, probably more accurately, I'm afraid YOU won't approve, meaning a generic YOU, as in the powers that be YOU. I have to keep reminding myself, this ain't about YOU. I'm not applying for a loan or grant or investment capital. I'm attempting to build myself a road map, to goal set and keep on pace with where I want this to end up. And to be perfectly honest, I don't ever want to 'end up' anywhere. I want to continue the journey until I end, then perhaps leave a fully functioning business from which my children can reap benefits.