End of year

This years wrap up will be much different than expected. With these blogs, I have always kept it pretty light, giving updates about Fern and Arrow co. and then surface level updating on me. I want to take the time and update you guys on the end of this year and where I have been. 

I first want to thank everyone for the amount of support that you provided to Fern and Arrow co. this year. We did more markets than expected, saw so many people in person, and saw a continuous growth in online sales. Every like, share, and comment was noticed. 

Fern and Arrow co. kept me busy all of 2023. During the year, I never took a break and continued releasing collections, updating you all on social media, and popping up around town. This year, there needs to be a balance. Even though Fern and Arrow co. was very busy, there needs to be a balance for me. 2024 needs to be a year of balance and healing. I need to take the time to enjoy life, while I love making jewelry and all aspects of the business, I need to take the time to do other things as well. 

Everything took a back seat to Fern and Arrow co., this year doesn't mean that you won't see me as much, there will just be more of me changing up my schedule in the background, and making time for other things that make me happy. 

In early December, my mom passed away suddenly. To grieve a parent is pain like no other and I really need to take the time to process this. If you would like to read an article regarding my moms contribution to the local community through out the years and to see how truly special she was, read here. Thank you for the condolences I have received in the past few weeks. 

I plan to be back soon, but I am also not putting pressure on myself if it doesn't feel right or bring me joy.  

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Such a beautiful write up about your Mom..we had not seen in each other in years, but kept in touch. She was more than a sister in law to me, she was my friend. I watched her grow up from the age of 9 or 10, even then she was a friend to everyone and helped everyone. I always remember her love of animals. She kept me going when my Mom passed away…always there for me. Spent a lot of time with her when she was young and her Mom, my mother in law. Big hugs

Maxine Cayenne

I’m so sorry for your loss. I lost my step dad in January last year (he was only 67) and lost more family members in August and December. It really sucks.

Take the time to grieve. I didn’t and wish I had more so at the time. Not that it gets easier but just allowing yourself to feel what you need to feel and when helps.

Jennifer Flood

I’m so sorry for your loss! I lost my Dad suddenly in November, so I understand what you’re going through!

Faith Johnson

I am so happy to read this. You are truly one of the most amazing people I know. You deserve the best life. Take all the time you need. Grief is such a roller coaster. We all grieve differently. I am so the to know you.

Tracy Dewar

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