I apologize for not keeping up with these blog posts. I have been spending more time working at the shop when I can and juggling a threenager. Seriously, why does everyone warn you about terrible two's but then not talk about the wild ride three brings, haha! I love my little peanut to pieces but he is all about independence right now.
So let's get down to it. It is crisis time. We are all in a state of fear, unknown and uncertainty. Many aspects of our daily lives and routines have been completely unended. I am hoping that this will all be over before we know it and it will be another feat we all overcame together, like Florence. For those of you that your businesses may be closing down or you are not able to work right now for one reason or another, I FEEL YOU. My livelihood depends on foot traffic and customers shopping with me. This causes insane pressure on the small business community and owners. So to any of you that are able to work remotely and continue a semi-normal workflow, I strongly encourage you to support local when or how you can. Obviously, first and foremost, self-care is number one. Everyone needs to be extra cautious, disinfect, maintain social distancing and take all recommendations from the CDC and officials seriously to help minimize the impacts of this when and how we can. If you are feeling sick, please stay home and rest up. However, there are still amazing ways to support your small business community even without having to go into the business.
- Shop online, all the perks with none of the germs
- Do in-store pickup or curbside delivery when available
- Order takeout or delivery
- Buy gift cards now to use later
- Phone orders
- Consider local businesses before the big guys when possible
- Check-in with business owners and their employees just for some emotional support
- Like, comment and share posts on their social media page
There are many things testing our patience and we cannot let fear win. We will all make it out on the other side. We have to have faith and be patient. Let's rally together and spread kindness when and how we can to ease the stress.