“It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.”
― Roy T. Bennett
So what does that mean? Well, I will probably be changing my website theme to “Storefront”, if I think it will help me achieve my goals. So the look of my site will undoubtedly be changing. Why am I doing this? As much as I loved selling at our local Farmer’s Market this year, it’s not year round (we ended last Saturday), and I’m limited in how many people I can reach. I’m planning to focus my energy on the dry mixes I’ve been working on. I mailed out the free mixes to the winners of my contest last week and the feedback has been wonderful. I have a bit more work to do, then I’ll be ready to sell online. Hence the need for an online store!
Well I have definitely stepped out of my comfort zone, and I’m really hoping it is a positive step! I finally took the leap and upgraded from a personal to a “business” account here at Word Press. I realized I can’t get my business to the point I want it to be if I don’t take some risks.
With Farmer’s Market season at an end for this year, I will have more time to focus on the other aspects of my journey as well. What will that look like? Well, I plan to spend more time working on recipes since that’s a big part of what I want this website to be about. I met with my accountant this week and he was a little displeased that I put my Coffee Cake recipe out for the public, since it’s my biggest seller, but, as I said in that post, I just felt like it was the right thing to do. And there will be always be people who want to try delicious treats but don’t want to make it themselves. Or prefer a mix. So, for those of you who want great tasting, safe eating, recipes for gluten and dairy free foods, I’ve got lots of recipes I’m really excited to share with you.
I’ve also been going through some online herbal lessons and other information, since that’s a big part of where I want this business to go. My Ladies in Literature teas were very well received this summer (and what’s better with a nice sweet treat than a cup of tasty tea?) and I’ve really been looking forward to learning more about what I can grow and forage. So be looking for posts describing what I’ve learned and how I put that knowledge to use, for the benefit of me and my family, and for you as well.
I’ve moved my fall veggies into my small (can you say “cheap”) greenhouse and can’t wait to see if I have any success with that. Then there’s the chicken coop, the berry patch and the grape arbor this spring. Lots of plans, lots of adventures, lots of research to be done, and lots to be learned. And I’ll share it with you, and have lots of fun along the way.
Until then, have your own adventures, with good food and dear friends.