“No external success is worth failure at home.” – Nickel City Wax and Wane

“No external success is worth failure at home.”

 “No external success is worth failure at home.”

Man did that hit me hard. As I have posted on Instagram, I will be moving out of my current studio and SOON to try and figure out a bigger space and the direction I would like to take Wax and Wane. I am so proud of what I have been able to do in such a little amount of time but sometimes I do ask myself if the things I have sacrificed these last almost two years have made sense.  

 Sometimes I feel out of alignment with not only myself but my family. Even though I haven’t found a bigger space for the studio to move into yet, I am so excited to move forward. I am taking this summer to spend time with myself and with my family and friends. I have spent the last 2 years living for the business and making sure it has been growing in the direction I would like, and it has. But sometimes I feel it comes with a big cost, my time.

I feel like I have missed out on a lot of time with my kids, just dinners alone! We have barely sat down to a home cooked meal in two years. Occasionally I will make something, but I can count on one hand the number of times that has been since opening Wax and Wane. I can’t wait to work from home again for a bit and to be mobile with classes! I am looking forward to walks with my family at night with our new puppy Opal, hanging with my friends with some Prosecco and great music on someone’s porch, and just knowing I am ready to stop this hustle and grind mentality. I am ready for more balance with myself and my family. I do not want to miss out on anymore of the important things, the small things, the things that when I look back over the years; I giggle and just smile ear to ear from.

I am so looking forward to a season of learning and growing my business in a way that allows me to breathe and not feel the crunch of hustle culture. I want to continue to love my business and not burn out, so I am taking the necessary steps to do so. I hope to see you along the way, maybe it’s at class somewhere throughout Buffalo, maybe it’s group or 1:1 help with starting and/or growing a small business, or it’s just because we see each other out and buy each other a round! Either way, this will be my first summer in a couple of years that I can move a little slower and breathe a little easier! Hopefully come fall I will have news on a new studio space!

Follow along as I share with you all the fun stuff I will be geeking out on when it comes to business, life and art! See ya on the flip side!



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