Do you believe in fate and things happening for a reason?! I do!
Practically a year ago today I made one of my hardest business decisions ever.. I had spent 3 months trying to complete on the lease of this beautiful premises.. it would have given me a shop that I’d always dreamt of, a lovely bright studio and the added bonus was it was Instagram heaven.. so many gorgeous nooks and crannies and stained glass.. But there were so many issues with the landlord, my solicitor and the agent that I became increasingly worried what being in a 5 year lease would be like.. on top they had also wanted a personal guarantee so if my business failed i would personally be liable.. they tried to use timescales and thinking I had no choice to get me to agree to things I wasn’t comfortable with, and one day I woke up and realised I couldn’t go through with it.. costing me thousands of pounds to pull out, but ultimately the right decision.. it’s taken me until now to even be able to even drive past it.. a part of me still wonders what could have been.. but I would have been on a different path to where I am now and it’s crazy how the choices I’ve made this year are worlds apart from growing my business in the way I was thinking last year.. but the good news is, it really was the right decision.. who knew at that time the challenges that lied ahead for retail both online and in shops.. it’s heartbreaking to walk through Brighton at the moment and see all the closed shops.. my time will come one day.. ❤️