This is how my day looks like in the past 250 days of lockdown. Sewing machine, coffee, drawings, packing orders, taking photos and videos for social media. ❤️ Working by yourself sometimes can be very alone, I wasn't lonely coz there are a lot of you message me everyday. I am very lucky to have an amazing gang here to support me. 💛
But there are days that I feel alone, like today when I was packing away all the stocks from the shop, I wonder if this is the last time I pack up. I took 90% of the products back to the shop few weeks ago and I just let them sit there and sit there. I think part of me is hoping the shop will suddenly opens. I think I have that little hope in me that doesn't want to let go yet.
This is the moment when I feel really really alone. I feel like I am floating in the middle of the ocean alone and you cannot see any ground anywhere close to you. I feel like screaming but no one can hear me. There's this big hole in my heart that I cannot see the bottom.
By saying that though, a business person is meant to face uncertainty, I am not a good swimmer, but I will keep swimming. This pandemic can be a great opportunity. It forces us to position ourselves differently. It makes us to see the future differently.
If you have a small business and you feel the same, I just want to let you know you're not alone, keep trying, we'll be the last man/ woman standing.