I have definitely taken a hit financially. As a single mom being able to earn extra money is huge for me. I’m not able to shoot because a lot of people are afraid. I can’t lower my prices because I need the money. So it’s been hard. I’ve actually only had a few shoots since submitting for the Onslow's Own Project. Still not anywhere close to what I used to have.
I don’t have an actual building, so closing the doors hasn’t really been an issue.
Being able to still create candles and starting my podcast. Being able to spend more time with family has been a huge plus and has brought me joy during this time.
My biggest fear is not being able to get back into what I love doing.
Now that the county is slowly re-opening, I'm hopeful that we will be able to find a new sense of normalcy. I’m hoping we will all be gentler will one another. I’m definitely praying for unity.
My business means everything. It means being able to be independent. It means being able to make a difference in the lives of other people, while being an example of a strong woman to my daughter.
I’m not sure what adjustments I can make in my business besides having Protective gear available. This is such a weird thing to deal with. I want to make sure any clients I have are comfortable and feel safe.
I definitely appreciate being able to be apart of this project. I also think that we should all do better at support small business as much as possible. We are better when we work together.