Friday, April 13, 2012

Five Minute Friday

I recently started following the Gypsy Mama blog.  I would like to try and start participating in her Five Minute Friday Meme.  Here’s how it works, in her words…

“Around here we write for five minutes flat on Fridays.

We set a timer, throw caution to the winds and try to remember what it was like to just write without worrying if it’s just right or not.

Want to play Five Minute Friday? It’s easy peasy!

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  1. Write for 5 minutes flat on the prompt- no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking
  2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
  3. Meet & encourage someone who linked up before you.

OK, are you ready? Give us your best five minutes on:

Good-Bye…”

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During the last couple of weeks I said “good-bye” to my business.  Started out of an addiction {for lack of a better word} to cloth diapering, Ben and I began Doable Diapers in August, 2010.  It was my home based business, and it launched me even further into the word of cloth diapering. 

Now I got to see things from the retailer perspective.  I was “in the know” first about new products and changes.  My favorite brand switched a little because I got to see more up close and personal how each manufacturer ran their business.  Some bothered me a lot.  Some I liked more and more.

But my business hasn’t been growing.  I need to expand into more product lines, and I don’t have space to do it from home.  Having two kids is more involved than I had anticipated {call me naïve}, and I want to focus more on my kids.  And…it may seem as if we need to do at least some deputation before beginning a church plant in New York City.  I can’t run a business from the road.

So all of these things, and God’s answers to specific prayers, led Ben and I to close shop.  We announced it last Wednesday.  We are almost sold out of our inventory.  It has been sad.  But also relieving.  Lots of work, but a sign that this work is soon coming to an end. 

Good-bye Doable Diapers.  Hello full-time stay-at-home-mom status again.

Stop.

3 comments:

  1. It sounds like you have made a difficult decision, but one that is ultimately best for you and your family. I'm sorry for the end of your business. I hope the next chapter of your life is rich and full and happy. Thanks for sharing with 5MF. Smiles -

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  2. Wow, that's a really tough decision, but kudos to your husband and you for doing what's best for your family.

    Welcome to 5MF!

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  3. Sounds like this is a fairly big change. May you know peace as you give up that income and activity. I'm sure your kids will like the full time hello that goes with that good-bye.

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