I have finally had a moment to process after our whirlwind drive across the country to solidify my partnership with Spooltown in Portland, Oregon. I started working with Dana and Sara about 9 months ago. We started with a conversation about shoulder straps. Then, very soon after, my entire world turned upside down and my feelings about how I was accomplishing my personal and business goals changed entirely. For the last 8 years, I have been a very direct part of making every single Moop bag and I have run every other aspect of the business myself. I have had some great people to consult with along the way and help out with things I couldn’t have done on my own (like, hiring an accountant was one of the smartest things I had ever done). But, I took a minute to envision the next 8 years and I did not want to see myself in the same place, with no personal growth and no additional happiness, still working 7 days a week, seeing my entire creative practice slipping away. There have been so many moments over the years where I have been so overwhelmed by simply the time spent on production and managing those doing production with me that I did not see how I could continue to build an exciting business that keeps not only me interested but, you as well. When everything fell apart, I knew the solution that would help me rebuild in a way that made me really happy and allowed me to focus on the areas in which I work best.