Making it work, to just make it work
Founder & CEO of Blush & Whimsy
Derailed by a drunk driver
In my previous post I wrote to let you all know I started delivering food with Grubhub to make enough money to support my business while we work through the crisis.
Last week while out on an afternoon delivery, I was hit by a drunk driver. My car was totaled. I'm thanking God that I was able to walk away. Other than whiplash and a sprained wrist/hand, I'm healing and ok. I tried to drive a couple of times this week, but physically I was in too much pain to continue. Chiropractic treatments and therapy began this week, and I'm on the road to recovery.
The week before the accident, I told my mother my only worry was if delivering food was restricted due the virus. In this economy, I don't have a backup plan.
I have to make it work, to make it work, to just make it work. I know I'm not alone in this; many of you are feeling the same thing. I know without a doubt that we'll get through this, but the "going through this" is hard. Coming up with daily solutions is draining but necessary.
I've reduced all monthly bills as low as they can possibly get, and will start driving again next week. I'm trying every possible option I can think of to avoid loans - they are literally the kiss of death.
I was raised if you can walk and don't have a fever, you go to work! (or school) I'm grateful that that I can still do something to help the community, and keep Blush & Whimsy going in the interim. I'm so thankful that my parents are letting me use their car while a rental/new(ish) car is sorted out with insurance.
Necklaces are here!
Our Elune Moon & Stars necklaces are completed! All of you waiting on your necklace orders, you should have received shipping notifications yesterday! We are packaging your orders today and tomorrow, and they will ship ASAP!
THANK YOU for giving us time to get them to you!
They are now IN STOCK! Can't wait for you to see them!
We're still waiting on the pre-ordered lipsticks. The only news we are hearing from our packaging suppliers is that they are backlogged and working as hard as they can to get through the orders and ship them out.
I've already paid, and don't have the capital to start over again with a new manufacturer until we have inventory and new orders are coming in. That's something I'll be working on in case something like this ever happens again (having a backup manufacturer).
It's hard now, and I'm right there in the thick of it with you. The virus won't beat us. The economy won't defeat us.
Hope guides me.
All my love,