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.