As we are winding down to the last couple months of 2022, I've had many moments, and I say many because, well I can't go 5 minutes without being interrupted, even as I write this post, I was interrupted at "couple of months" by another demand for snacks...LOL Those moments where I truly had time to myself, I spent reflecting on what I wanted to do with this brand. I had grown so much in the middle teens of this decade and as quickly as I grown, I got burnt out just as much. I know this is something we can all relate to as moms, parents, adults....
There were times I was scared shitless about the direction of I Bambini, the uncertainty of the world, the economy, and sometimes even the community. But every time I went looking for answers, I always came back to my love for design and it didn't matter what I wanted to brand myself as, all the core things were still the same and I realized, that that was actually a strength and I embraced it.
I spent a lot of time away from social media in the last two years to deal with personal things. I'm grateful for the customers and friends that understood my absence, thank you so much for being patient with me, thank you for checking on me, just thank you for being there and remaining here as I slowly came back.
The landscape for businesses, work, and just about everything has drastically change, and I know we are all feeling it, I had to pivot at the beginning of the pandemic, and like most small businesses, we all wondered our new normal would be and we grasped at what we could, but this economy has once again forced me to pivot, and that's fine because I really do think you have to be able to adapt in order to thrive and survive.
"It's funny how some distance makes everything seem small And the fears that once controlled me can't get to me at all" -as sung by Elsa in from Frozen
My business grew smaller with my absence and that is totally expected, but it also gave me a chance to re-evaluate what really drives me, and while I loved being able to do bigger orders because it gave people more choices, it left me burnt out. I was happier doing made to order no matter how big or small my sales was, I LOVED being able to get to know my customer 1:1. Often times, that also gained me a whole new friend, which we can never have too many good friends in this life.
So before I introduce new things coming from I Bambini, I'm gonna offer one last sale to get the things you've loved for years and years and years, and yearsssss. I'm gonna call it my LET IT GO sale. Right after, my website will go into maintenance mode so I upgrade some core components and give it a little make over and clean it up. You can find me on social media or just simply email me, I'll still be available to chat with you. Stay tuned for more details!