April 14, 2019
Dear clients & friends,
Effectively immediately I have made the difficult decision to stop offering services and to close my business.
The simple truth is that I am incapable of balancing motherhood, my family, my health, and my business in such a manner that I can be proud of. I find myself increasingly frustrated and anxious as emails pile up and details are overlooked.
And that isn’t fair to you.
On a personal note, I am mentally and physically exhausted with spending the few hours I have available (read: when my husband is home) working and away from my family. Every weekend I am sneaking away in an attempt to “get caught up.” Worse yet, I’m unable to be fully present with my family and kids when I am home because in the back of my mind I know your question or your project awaits.
I am constantly feeling guilty and need that struggle to end. That isn’t fair to my family and feeling this way hasn’t been very healthy for me. Something had to give, and unfortunately this was it.
To my clients: Over the next two weeks, I will strive to physically mail to you any documented credentials I have on file. If I have digital assets of yours, I will share those with you via Google Drive until May 15, 2019 so you may download them. If I am manage your WordPress website or social media, this service will continue until the next payment for your account would be due, and at that time it will end.
Unfortunately I do NOT have trusted replacements to recommend or offer you. You’ll have to ask others for recommendations and proceed with caution. I will do my best to respond to your questions or give you my thoughts until May 15, 2019. Please understand because of my family’s schedule, depending on the day your reach out, it may take 2-3 days for a proper and full response. (Monday thru Wednesday my time is limited.)
After May 15, 2019 my assistance will not be available for ANY reason. I apologize for any inconvenience this causes.
Some of you may be wondering if I’ll reconsider this decision once my son is in daycare and the honest answer is no. I have loved working with you and helping you reach your goals over the last six years, but if I build a business in the future it will look VERY different from today. This model has not been sustainable for me.
What I want you to know is that I have immensely enjoyed being a small part of your life and business. I have been incredibly proud of the work we’ve done together and I will always be your fan and your loudest cheerleader.
And if I’m really lucky, maybe your friend too?
Thank you for your support over the years and for your understanding as I make this final transition. It’s not been easy for me to make this decision: My heart is heavy and there’s a big hole there, but I also know I can’t carry like this. Pretty sure I’ve heard a country song that said you have to stop digging the hole deeper…so I’m laying down my shovel.