Can you believe it’s already May? I’d like to be able to say I can’t, but the truth is that I’ve been all too aware of the days slipping by.
Last I wrote, my goal was to be ready to start selling wholesale to retailers by May 10th. As in, two days from now. Unfortunately, unforeseen obstacles have cropped up, and I’m not going to meet my deadline, despite how hard I’ve been hustling to get there.
I’ve also been working hard on being gentle with myself, on not feeling shame, guilt, or self-doubt because I’ve “failed” to meet my deadline. Because, at the end of the day, that’s exactly what it is: MINE. Because I am literally the boss of me.
But I am a little sad, because May 10th wasn’t an arbitrary date; it’s the one year anniversary of the launch of the Written Paper Goods Etsy shop! I really wanted to do something to commemorate that day, and the romantic idealist in me thought that taking my business to the next level would be just the thing. Unfortunately, despite the long hours I’ve been putting in, this goal proved a little too ambitious.
Funnily enough, though, I’m actually kind of glad it worked out this way — because now I have an even better idea for how to celebrate. (And you’re invited!)
On Wednesday, May 10th, I will be sending out a newsletter (my first!) to everyone who has supported Written Paper Goods over the last year. You’ll be getting a happy lil email if:
a) You have ordered something from the shop
b) You are family or a close enough friend that I feel comfortable adding you to the mailing list without your explicit consent (love youuu)
c) You sign up below!
Along with a couple pretty photos and a (likely sappy) note of gratitude, this newsletter will include my first ever coupon code. So if you’ve been eyeing anything in my shop and want to snag a deal, be sure to sign up by Tuesday! (And don’t forget to add email@example.com to your contacts list — I don’t want that coupon code languishing in your Spam folder.)
Oh, and obviously I’ll never share your info with anyone else — and I also promise not to clutter your inbox. Honestly, I’ll be happy if I manage to send out a newsletter once a month.
The last year has been the best of my life, largely because I’ve been able to bring Written Paper Goods into the world. That's something that simply wouldn’t be possible without your support. Thanks for helping me live my dream — and for helping me celebrate!