Thursday, February 19, 2009

Running out of clever blog titles.

Well I'm sad to say that the Whoopie Pie business has been put on hold temporarily. When my parents did a little more research into what it takes to get a kitchen licensed for selling baked goods, the results were very overwhelming. My mom is looking into using a commercial kitchen through a couple of contacts we have. We'll see how it goes. For now we're all putting all of our efforts into our first business, the printing business. It's a difficult time for small businesses, especially in the print industry, where everyone is trying to cut back and save money and post their documents online instead of printing them. On top of that, our landlord is moving and selling our building which means within a year, we're gonna have to move. We have options and are trying to figure out the best way to proceed. The good part of this is that I'm probably going to be stepping into a new role which will allow me to get out of the office and see what this city has to offer. Our customer base is a very small are of Boston and I know there's a lot more out there that we're missing out on just because people don't know who we are. I've never been very much of a sales oriented person, and this isn't exactly what my role will be, but that's part of it. I'm nervous, and excited for the change. I need a challenge, I'm up for it.

Last night I finally went to the volunteer orientation meeting at Habitat for Humanity. I am really excited to get involved with this organization. It's something I've wanted to do for years and I'm so glad to finally be doing it. My first task will be to paint a birdhouse for their annual birdhouse show in April. I think that will be fun, and I'll finally get to use up all that extra paint that's leftover from graphic design school. I'm even considering one of there far away projects, like El Salvador. I think that would be awesome. And also to potentially get involved with disaster relief efforts when needed. I've always wanted to do that.

Health-wise, things are good. I've officially gone on hiatus from kickboxing and although I had planned to, I've not done any other kind of workout in weeks. Spring session starts back up on March 8th, I don't know yet if I'll be going back or not. I do need to do something though! I'm really good at making excuses...

Alright well, I must get back to work, once again I've over-extended my lunch break. Not to mention I was 15 minutes late this morning!

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