Where has the year gone? I mean seriously we are knee deep in the fourth quarter of the year and I cannot figure out how I’ve made it. Actually it is by the grace of God and I am ever thankful, grateful and blessed for every single breath that I am taking. 2014 has been an exhilarating year to say the least. I have learned some of my hardest lessons, worked harder than I have ever worked, and done things that up until now have only been a dream.
The road has not been easy. There have been many downs but for every low there has been some amazing highs. My faith has been tested. I have wanted to give in, give up, and give out. But I am here. This blog has literally changed my life and I am so thankful to be writing this post. I know activity has been at an all time low over the last few months and for that I am truly sorry. Building a business from the ground up has literally taken more out of me than I could have ever imagined. Lately my priorities and time have been in constant flux. Just know that I have not forgotten my roots so to speak. I intend to get back to basics and back to my regularly scheduled blog posts very very soon.
One thing that I have learned this year is that it is ok to stop, take a break and pause things in my life. I can do a lot but I cannot do it all. Slowing down and taking breaks are how we reenergize both our minds and our bodies. I am not a machine and therefore sometimes certain things have to be turned off. Even if for a moment. Of course my ability to do these things is not always perfect. A very special blogger friend and fellow entrepreneur Jaylynn Little wrote a powerful post about the roller coaster ride that every novice entrepreneur experiences. Her post Starting, Stopping and Starting Again is a must read for anyone with a dollar and a dream. Or in her case a “Cookie and A Dream.
Sometimes we fall. Other times we fail. But no matter what we must never give up. I will never give up. And even when I pause it is my faith, hope, and tenacity keep me going and you can rest assure that I will always be back.
Here’s to starting, stopping, and starting again,
the gluten free chef
For more inspiration, motivation and entrepreneurial advice visit JaylynnLittle.com
Yep, it has been a crazy fast year. Opening a business is a huge deal so take a bow and then take a breath.