Today I decided to not publish my regular product Monday post. Instead, I am going to talk about losing the mojo, gumption, drive, and then regaining it.
For 44 years I have been all about soap, fragrance, and natural skin care products. Never have I been disinterested.
Recently I couldn’t find the desire to work in my shop. Granted, I have a lot of kids on the ground. I have been tired. I am pushed for time. Sleep and finding time to take care of myself was a struggle.
But the tiny bursts of time I did have to do my craft, work on the business, were not filled with a desire to do it.
Today, as I prepped for a speech I am doing tonight, as I filled a basket full of sample soaps for the business-women in the audience, I thought of a soap that I wanted to make. The desire was immense. I made a batch of Rose Cedarwood goat milk soap. It smelled terrific to me, and it felt good to be creative.
What I realized is, sometimes when we are tired, when we feel backed into a corner, when we feel we have lost sight of our goals in life, what it takes is a bit of quiet time, a short break, and the “go-juice” returns with newness on its wings.
I do have plans to add new products to Annie’s Goat Hill Handcrafted Soaps. I also have plans for a more natural life in my own household. I will explain all of that in a blog post later this week.
Until then, enjoy your life! Don’t beat yourself up when you feel you hit a dead-end road. Creativity will come back.