Another #blogtober promt today. This one is things you might not know about me.
Honestly there are a lot of things you might not know about me. This blog is not that old, and I haven’t posted much. But one thing you might not know about me is that I had a profitable business called Mini Backdrops before I jumped into all this horse stuff in April.
It was a business where I sold small vinyl backdrops for bloggers to use for their images. This was especially popular for book bloggers and food bloggers. It was doing well. After two years I was starting to make a profit, my Instagram account had over 16000 followers, and the blog did fairly well as well. In fact, the blog is still around, and still does ok even though I haven’t updated it in months.
When I decided to close Mini Backdrops, there were a lot of people who thought I was crazy.
Why on earth would you close something that is about to turn around and make probably a lot of money.
Why on earth would you do so and go and work for a business where you are not getting paid?!
I am not going to lie, in some ways it wasn’t an easy decision. I had no doubts that it was what I needed to do. The hard thing about it was the criticism. I have always been a person who follows my intuition. While I am extremely proud of what I created with Mini Backdrops, it was never something I really wanted to be doing, and it was 100% something I didn’t want to be doing for the rest of my life. I was also at a point where I really needed help, but didn’t have enough to hire someone. This meant very long days, every day. I was starting to hate it.
Then one day in Feburary I went out, met Helle at Den Hele Ekvipage to get a lease to be able to hang out with a horse once or twice a week. I immediatly knew that this was somewhere I wanted to be. I went home that first day, told my husband that I needed to figure out a way to be able to do some sort of work there. I was willing to do some free work if I could be able to get some free lessons or whatnot. My intutition told me that is where I needed to be. I couldn’t explain why, but it just felt like the right place to be. By the middle of march I started the process of closing Mini Backdrops, and had agreed to work with Helle as a project manager.
I have no regrets. I feel like it was 100% the right decision, and I plan to work there for as long as I can.
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