It’s been a couple of weeks since I closed up shop at Skookum Baby. And, since that time, I’ve had 3 sales. It’s sort of funny, because that’s a pretty busy few weeks for me. In that time others have expressed regret, and let me know that they’re sad they won’t be able to buy my products anymore.
I’m still closing, don’t get me wrong The thought of trying to fill orders in my current state is daunting, and baby Jacob’s still bobbing quietly in amniotic fluid. There’s no way I can give a small business the time it deserves once this little guy makes his debut. Still, this all drove something home for me – I have a customer base. I’ve built relationships, and people like my products. It feels good to know that I made something that is useful and that people (perhaps in very small numbers ;-)) actually want.
It may be time to move on, but I’m deeply touched. And I’m also glad. It’s clear to me that I’m part of a wider community, that there are people out there who follow me and what I’m up to. And that, that part feels really really good.