What's My "Why"?
What a good question. And one that I need to stop and ask myself.
I got so used to traveling to expos and talking to people about my products and how I came to develop them. Conversations grew organically -- customers asked and I answered.
I've been SO blessed that Enchanted Botanicals has continued to grow despite (or maybe because of) the shift in our world. I've added several new wholesale accounts. I'm nudged nearly every day by the Universe to create new products. My book, Notes from an Enchanted Garden, is in its second printing. And I've just rebranded -- offering my Spiritual Wellness collection and the NEW Home Collection of scented candles and reed diffusers.
I get up every morning and really can't wait to pop into the Studio. By WHY?
Because. Because I made a "deal" with God. Truly. Here's how it went down:
In August of 2006, I was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. It was extremely aggressive and my oncologist suggested we work toward a 2-year survival. I was STUNNED. I mean, I knew women who had breast cancer, went through treatment, and were FINE. But this prognosis was different. Trickier. I knew I was in for a fight.
The worst part? Our son had literally started his first day of 8th grade when I had my first surgery. THAT was the part that was unacceptable. I knew I would lose my hair. Be sick as a dog through months of chemo and radiation (I was so blessed to be in a clinical trial). Lose a business and friends. But I REFUSED to leave our son without a mother.