Getting ready to plant new seeds while still nurturing
completed gardens is always scary but satisfying.
Starting a new business is so much like creating a new garden. Every choice you make can be a plus or a minus in how successful your creation turns out. When creating a new business from the ground level up, there are so many things to think about. Things like what to name it, what the business structure should be, what it's mandate or mission is, how to finance, and even the really big question of "should I really be doing this or not?"
Some seeds sprout more quickly than the others,
but often times are overshadowed at the end of the growing
season by the slow starters.
These lettuce starts are ready to go into the garden,
but garden's not quite ready for them yet.
For the past several months I've been working on starting a new micro-business that's very different than the service type businesses I've had in the past. While I absolutely love designing gardens and teaching people about gardening, nature and the environment, I realized that I also needed something more. I wanted to take this love of plants, nature and our planet and create something that would help people by giving them better choices for their skin. Just as I firmly believe that everything we do in our gardens makes a difference to our planet, I believe that what we use and how we take care of our skin also affects the world of nature. My solution to this desire has been to create a new line of body products, under the name "Dragonfly Dew". These botanicals and blends are made with only natural plant oils & butters, herbs, clays, waxes and essential oils. Mother Nature gives us many things and has wonderful ways to help us with our skin, just like she helps us with our gardens. So please join me on this new journey and I'll try my best to teach you as much about botanicals as I do about gardening for nature.
www.dragonflydew.com - the start of a beautiful new "garden"
As the "seeds" of my new business start sprouting and the "garden" is planted with new and exciting additions it will be exciting to see how it matures and changes. For as in any garden or business, nurturing, evaluation, and faith are all needed to create beautiful results.