Focusing on the Positive

It has been a challenging few weeks. No one said that this would be easy and it is not. However, I’m choosing to focus on the positive parts because there are also so many of those, so here they are.

We were voted Best Frozen Yogurt / Ice Cream in Glendale for 2015 by Glendale News Press readers. It was a very nice surprise and we are all very grateful.

We have had a stream of great Yelp reviews. I get an alert everytime someone writes a review and I’m always scared to look, but can’t help looking right away anyway 🙂  It’s so nice to read how much people love Yoga-urt.  That means so much to me and makes it all worthwhile.

My family and friends continue to show up for me. My great Aunt came. My parents come every Sunday that they can. My yoga friends come, my work friends, and the list goes on and on. We even had my mom’s family and friends come to Yoga-urt as part of her 70th Bday celebration this past weekend. How cool is that?

Our customers are awesome and I love seeing familiar faces, as well as new people when they try it for the first time. 

This weekend, I have Thursday and Friday off of my day job, and I’m taking Monday off too. I’m only scheduled to work at Yoga-urt one day this weekend, so this will be the biggest break I’ve had from work in as long as I can remember. I could keep myself busy with 5 months of disorganized receipts and Yoga-urt papers that need filing, but I’m really going to try to have some moments of fun and relaxation. I soooo need it, although, I think I forgot how to relax. Yoga will help as always.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

   

   

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Faith

Today was day 19 of 20 days in a row of working mostly 12 hour days or more. I’m exhausted and a little sick with a cold. This heavy workload of a full-time job and Yoga-urt does take a toll on me which is probably why I’ve been sick twice in the last few months.

This last month has been a hard one.  I’ve been challenged in so many ways. Most of them are typical problems of owning a small business and getting through your first year, which everyone says is the hardest one. The biggest stress is that we are headed into the slow season for frozen yogurt and money is tight. This is not surprising but a reality that I face.

I will do the typical things that a business owner needs to do in these times, and we will make it work, but it’s not easy. I am so thankful to have my day job right now. It is a demanding job on a crazy project, but I would not be able to make Yoga-urt work without it.

Faith. That is what I have to keep reminding myself to turn to – faith and not fear. My whole journey has been a leap of faith, and in the last few days, I’ve been reminding myself to keep the faith. I know that I am supported and this is all part of my journey. There may be bumps at times, but I knew this was not going to be easy.

I’m so grateful for my family and friends who support me, for the Yoga-urt team members who work so hard, and for the community that has shown up for Yoga-urt.

My parents came to Yoga-urt on Sunday, and they always have a great time when there. My mom likes to tell everyone that her daughter is the owner and they love watching people enjoy themselves (as do I). They even took a pint home with them, were eating it last night, and told me how good it was. That makes me so happy. The thought of my parents eating my soft serve/ice cream in their home and loving it makes me very proud. 
I’m so looking forward to yoga tomorrow and my day off on Saturday (which probably means another yoga class 🙂  

 I need to remember to breathe through the challenges, make the best decisions that I can, and know that I am supported! 

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