It was always my husbands and my plan for me to stay home with kids. It's what we both had always imagined our family lives would look like and we were, basically, living our dream. Things don't always work out the way we plan for them to but it's not the worst thing that can happen. I mean, being too busy with your side hustle to get your housework done is a pretty sweet problem to have. Not only am I painting my little heart out but I'm also not doing laundry! (fist pump) Except now its family time and I'm trying to catch up on all the junk I didn't do because I was painting pictures. Whoops.
It was time we re-evaluate the situation and make a new plan. Let's take the work out of the house so that it doesn't interfere with our home life and let's get ourselves into a place where people will be able to find me so that when I am at work, I'm really busy. Now we're looking for a studio to rent. Then the studio to rent turns into an amazing opportunity to buy.
A commercial building on Main Street in Wainwright was a great solution to many of the problems we were facing, we would have a studio space with the most amazing windows and it's got a rental suite in the back. Oh, and did I mention that it is right next door to the Bridal Registry hot spot, Daines & Daubney, right across the street from Toys & Treasures and a block away from Daycare? I mean, come on! I design wedding invitations and nurseries, I couldn't be any closer to my target market even if I tried. PLUS, if I have to put my kids in Daycare instead of waiting for another five friggin years to give this a go, that's the Daycare I want.
This is too good to be true, right? YEP. We had to incorporate tenille bohay art & design just to apply for the loan that, as you may already know, we did not get. Unfortunately, even a five year lease contract for the rear rental suite wasn't enough security for us to qualify for the commercial mortgage we needed in order to end up in the undeniably ideal location for tbad ltd. Needless to say, we were a little crushed. Boo.
Buuuut, thank goodness for optimism because that shit saves me, every time. I'm well aware that it can be incredibly agitating to others, enough to make you puke in your mouth a little bit. But in all honesty, I don't mind! I had a solid couple days of moping, ok maybe a week, and then you bet I moved on. There has to be a bright side to this so take it as a blessing in disguise girl, and re-evaluate...again.
Also, a very Happy Birthday wish going out today to my husband, Jeremy! (sloppy kiss and bear hug to follow)