As you may recall, I closed down my beloved White Lotus Wellness Studio back in December of last year. The decision to close my massage and bodywork studio was a devastating and heartbreaking one, and honestly one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had to make in my professional life.
Burnout soon followed. I spent most of January of this year crying my eyeballs out and feeling lost and broken. I don’t remember much about January, to be honest. It was all I could do to get out of bed some mornings. It was a VERY dark time for me.
Since that time, I’ve had an opportunity to re-evaluate my life, my work, my calling, and what truly brings me joy. I’ve had time to step back from my career for a minute and see what works and what doesn’t. And I’ve had some time and opportunity to work with amazing tools to identify new dreams, foster new goals, and create new projects!
Now it’s April and I’m excited to say, I have NEW THINGS in development. Starting with… MY NEW LOGO!!
A big HUGE shout out to David, whom I found on Fiverr, for his excellent service and gorgeous design!! Contact him for your next logo project, he is fantastic, and his rate is VERY reasonable! Find David HERE.
A big ol’ THANK YOU goes out to Leonie Dawson and her AH-MAZING Life + Biz Planners… click HERE to get your hands on your own copy. Trust me, these tools are spiral bound brilliance.
Many thanks to a few of my friends, who were always there when I needed to cry, or rage, or puzzle through, or talk stuff out, or just needed a laugh. You know who you are. Thank you all. Treasures you are.
The name of this blog will remain CamsHands, and it will remain at this same domain/web address. I will be slowly phasing out my White Lotus Wellness Studio website. I am in the process of a redesign, migrating and intertwining info from both sites into one, adding new services and an online store, and bringing more content to THIS website, so expect a makeover on this space SOON!
And, last but not least… I’m currently in the process of publishing my first book. I am SO SO SO VERY EXCITED I could BURST!! My book is a direct result of a very important lesson I learned somewhere between burnout and now. More details to come on my upcoming book, so please stay tuned!
So, in the end… Am I sad I closed down my studio? Yes. Do I regret opening that business? OH HECK NO! Did I learn some valuable lessons in business and in life because of it? ABSOLUTELY!!
I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything. Even though it didn’t fully accomplish what I intended to accomplish in that business, I’m happy and I feel truly blessed because of the experience.. and I have some brand new wisdom and life experience to show for it. That’s gold, y’all. And now I get a DO-OVER. How cool is that??
I one million percent believe everything happens for a reason. Sometimes in the thick of things, we question what the reason could possibly be. It’s only afterwards that we have some clarity. I’m happy to report, I got me some clarity, and it’s pretty freaking spectacular. Stay tuned for really good stuff coming up soon!
Love, Cam xoxo
PS- Have YOU ever had to close a business? Have you ever had to start over? What did you learn from the experience? Did it launch you in a new direction? I want to know!!
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