Christmas is over, the new year celebration is nearly here and I am writing a very difficult post. What does it have to do with trains? Please continue to read as I unburden myself. Wait…..is that a train? There’s a lump in my throat and my eyes are “sweaty” but I’m doing it, I am writing something I never thought I would. Sorry for the drama, but this is a pit of my stomach, rock the boat, crummy way to say goodbye to 2018.
I have spent, curated, created and advertised, advertised and advertised some more ( advertising is very expensive). But to no avail…..It’s over, it’s time to lick my wounds and say goodbye to my labor of love, my rose-colored glasses dream, of a successful Katherines Corner Shop.
I’ve had to let go before. Does anyone remember when I sold Avon for a couple of years? I was my best customer! I threw in the towel and threw my hands in the air as I admitted defeat. Or, do you remember my attempt to manage three blogs? The Be Well Gifts blog, Gifts By Katherine and of course, Katherines Corner. I had on my superwoman cape on, but that was a life lesson. Multitasking does not make for a happy life. I was consumed, overloaded and frankly just plain beaten.
I do my very best to write about happy positive things and to be encouraging. But, sometimes, the light at the end of the tunnel is a train and I have to recognize it before it barrels over me like “flat Stanley”.
I’ve begged for help in sharing the shop, just short of holding a placard on the corner of Walmart. I’ve offered discounts, numerous freebies, BOGO and more only to hear crickets chirping in the background. On a side note, They don’t like trains either.
I created a facebook group for extra special deals. When you are blogger blessed with as many sweet readers and followers as I have. I thought at least half of you would join the group.
It’s very hard to admit, sometimes when you pull back the curtain and take a look behind the scenes there’s a whole lot of work and stress and very little magic.
I have spent countless hours creating, photographing, etc. and I even made a GIFT GUIDE. Another side note, I am very proud of the way it turned out and I was convinced it would bring customers. I can quickly count how many customers I have had over the past year and the stats below don’t lie. Well…there’s that train!
Thank you to those who have made purchases I am sincerely grateful.
I just can’t keep throwing money and precious time at the Katherines Corner Shop. The shop will close January 3rd. Please help me empty my shelves. I’ve marked down and added more clearance, prices etc. Please CLICK HERE to shop. Or have a look at the Gift Guide I created HERE.
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