Renewal: The state of being made new, fresh, or strong again. The state of being renewed.
Happy New Year! Is it too late to still wish everyone a happy 2015? This is my first blog of the year so I think it's apropos. As I was writing down notes for my first blog of the year, a few important dates came to mine, August 15, 2012 and December 6, 2010. The year I received my aromatherapy certification 2012 and the year I started L's Naturals 2010. While I was creating new lotions, perfume mist & massage oils for my aromatherapy certification my smart hubby "says why not sell these and create your own product line, they are great". My mentor and teacher Katherine Graft had created my curriculum for just that. I'm an aromatherapy practitioner and a manufacturer of my own product line. Hence, the birth of L's Naturals. I was studying aromatherapy and trying to start a new business at the same time, really. What! I knew nothing about running a business. I did minor in business administration in college, but that was almost 20 years ago. Wow. I digress, I knew nothing about starting a business and I was still studying aromatherapy. I've had to learn everything on an as needed basis. It's been quite stressful. Learning about DBA's, taxes, inventory, creating new products, sales, marketing, business plans etc. It came to me you've only been an aromatherapist two and a half years and a business owner for four. Not very long at all, Rome wasn't built in a day. Aromatherapy is one of the oldest disciplines on earth there's so much to learn and you can't get in all done in two years. I have decided to chill (while diffusing lots of lavender), continue to study aromatherapy and grow my business. And then came 2015.The new year has come and the word renewal has come to mind. I love this word, it's uplifting and positive. We have an opportunity each year to renew our lives, begin a new. This includes, work, school, our spirituality, hobbies, careers, retirement etc. It's a time for resolutions or goals. A time to make things new, fresh or strong again. I'm setting goals and making plans for the new year. I've decided a good way to learn more about essential oils is to do an in dept study each oil. One way to do this is to create a profile of each oil on my blog. 2015 will also be about learning the benefits of carrier oils and continue to work on my herbal infusions. I'm going to sell more essential oils, my customers are asking for them. I'm going to focus more on synergy blends( 2 or more essential oils blended together) for diffusing. What the customer wants the customer gets, right? I also study herbs on the side, I love saying that. Wow! The goals I've created are enough to keep me very busy this year. Adding new and fresh ideas for the year is exciting. I love my job! I never though I say that.Until next time..... Have an Aromatic and Prosperous 2015! AromaAngie