It’s hard to start this post…I mean I haven’t blogged in forever and a day so how do I start it? Like I’ve been blogging consistently? Do I need to reintroduce myself? Do I just act like everything is the same?
The truth is, I don’t know where to start because this is a post unlike any I’ve written in my 14 years of having this business. It’s so weird to even come up with text to write what I’m about to say. So instead of just dragging this on, I’ll say what I came to say – it is time for this season of Amy Cornwell Designs to end. Most of the people who know Amy Cornwell know her as the jewelry lady. It’s just the way it is and I’m so grateful for the time that I’ve been your “jewelry lady”. I just simply feel like it’s time to move on. There are many reasons for this, but I want to let you in on a few.
I have felt in the last year or so that I’ve wanted to focus in a different direction. My passions have changed, we’ll say. I grow more and more excited every day with sharing natural living and less excited at the creation side of jewelry design. You can see that in the lack of new products that I’ve been putting out. It’s really hard to know where to go when your passions change…when one grows and one seems to die out. If you’d like to join me in following my new passion (I’m in this for the rest of my life, I believe in it so much) – either in using the products or building a successful business in sharing natural products, please email me. I’d love to chat with you more about it!
Another reason is simply that as my new passion grows financially, the jewelry business has been slowing down, almost to a halt. This is my fault, because I haven’t been doing the things I need to do to properly grow a business.
The last reason that I’ll talk about today is simply (or not so simply) a huge life change getting ready to happen for our family. We have decided to homeschool our children. I know that I can’t do all the things. Those of you who have been around here for a while know that I am my only employee. I don’t have someone that can take the reigns on the jewelry side. Something has to give so that other things can flourish. Right now I’m choosing to do the most important things for my family.
So what does this all mean for Amy as a jewelry designer? Consider this my two weeks notice (I can’t even believe I’m saying this!!). I’m sorry to be abrupt, I’ve been feeling this coming for quite a while but now feels like the time that I HAVE to make the announcement and decision. My shop will be open through the 31st of July. After that, you’ll be able to purchase some of my designs that will be made by my friend Chanda who I will train to make your favorites like the Teeny Stamped Bands. You can read more about that here and sign up for her enews to be updated when her shop opens!
Please hear me – I am so grateful to have been part of your lives for the last 14 years. I’ve learned more about some of you then you care to share publicly – lives lost, babies lost, pets lost…as well as celebrations of life and marriage and faith. I will be forever grateful that this business has allowed me to work from home and be with my children for the last 7 years since I quit my full time job. This business has allowed me to work inside my house, which can be a tricky road to navigate but one that I wouldn’t trade for the world.
I’ll be taking over my @amycornwell instagram soon, so feel free to follow what’s going on with our family there if that interests you. I hope to share a lot more about our decision in the weeks to come. Blessings to you all. Much love.