Today was rent day. My landlord stopped by to pick up the check and I was waiting eagerly.
I don't usually like paying bills, but this month is different. This is the first time since opening that the store BROKE EVEN! Yes, I didn't have to dip into the rapidly depleting savings account that I built up from teaching and performing to use as my seed money.
In only the third month of being open, ReCraft made enough money to cover the bills. I am so grateful and so floored by this fact!
Owning a small business is tough and costs a lot of money in the first few years. I've spent thousands of dollars that I worked hard for to get this store up and running. It's intensely gratifying to see the response and to know that this weird vision that I had in my head is something that other people are excited about. Thank you for supporting my business with your donations, your dollars, your time, and your encouragement. I appreciate it so much.
Hoosiers care about the environment. We care about the impact of what we do. I'm really humbled and thankful to be able to provide a place where Hoosiers can show their care and passion for our environment and for crafting.
Stay warm and #craftresponsibly!