2017: Year of Promise

Happy New Year everyone!

At the end of each year, I try to summarize it with one word. I had a hard time finding just one word for Yoga-urt this year, but what I settled on is PROMISE.

Promise that we are fulfilling what I set out to do and hope for all I want to do in the future. The potential of growing in whichever way is meant to be. PROMISE.

2017 was a good year for Yoga-urt. Our customers showed up for us in a big way. Coming to the store, buying pints, buying pies, sharing photos on social media, bringing friends and family, and bringing your good energy.

I can’t express enough how much your kind words and support mean to me. Although Yoga-urt had a good year, I had to deal with a lot of behind the scenes challenges that were very painful. But it’s a new year and so hopefully that is behind me now.

But the month of December also had many curveballs. My main soft Serve maker injured herself in mid December, just when my other two were taking time off for the holidays. So I basically had no soft Serve makers for the holidays. Luckily, I called 2 previous employees and they were able to cover for a few weeks – lifesavers.

I had 3 new team members start as 4 of my cashiers/servers took off multiple weeks for the holidays. It was a bit stressful but we made it.

I worked Christmas Day by myself. For the first time, I decided to be open and work the store that day which was a lot of fun.

The only downside the last few weeks is I did not get the time off I so desperately need. My day job closed between Christmas & New Years, so I had a big break from that which was nice. All I wanted to do was sleep in, do yoga, meet a friend or two, and not have a schedule for most of the days. My life is so scheduled all of the time so to have free days are such a gift.

But that didn’t happen.

Yoga-urt things kept popping up. Two promotional videos were filmed (one for Jane Velez-Mitchell’s Lunch Break Live), a did a demo on our product/store, had to fill in on soft serve making here and there, and it just never ended. Mostly good stuff, but a lot of work.

So unfortunately, I’m not headed into 2018 well rested but very fulfilled with a great December.

For me personally, this was a very dark year. My foundations were rocked to their core and nothing seemed safe. I know it was tough for many others also. I need to practice more self care and take a little break here and there. That is my hope as 2018 begins.

Mint Magic

Slice of Peanut Butter Prana & Chocolate Bliss swirl pie

December Sundaes

With Jane Velez-Mitchell filming an episode of Lunch Break Live

Demo at Live on Green

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