Grace & Ease
When problems arise, my natural tendency is to will and grit my way through a resolution but, I’ve been trying to approach life with more ease and grace this year, stumbling along the way, of course. It’s taken a bit of time to get into a groove, in our new kitchen, so our production has been lower than what we’d built in the shared rent-by-the-hour space. We’re selling out of everything within a week of making it.
In theory, this is a wonderful problem to have. However, I deeply care about my customers’ experiences and have been trying to figure out how to keep all five flavors in stock in the short term while building a long-term plan for when we offer subscriptions and variety packs. Among the many solutions that my Capricorn brain has concocted was getting up at 5 am on Thursdays and Fridays to make small batches on my own. By myself, it takes about six hours to make 100 pouches, so, in theory, great idea.
But, I don’t want to be the “time to make the donuts guy,” I want to continue loving what I do. Plus, my processes are incredibly intricate, and I need to be 100% to measure my pH throughout blending and be fully present while I triple-check temperature throughout the cooking stages.
So, I ask, please bear with me. I’m getting closer every day to having the photos/website/branding finished so that I can be 100% focused on improving efficiency with grace, ease, and love. I’m trying to find the right vendors to deliver at least some of the ingredients, so I’m spending less time running to every grocery store in the Columbus area because, well, life’s too short to spend it in our cars and waiting in line. And, along the way, I’m also trying to be a better dog mom, daughter, sister, friend, girlfriend, boss, and whatever role I play in peoples’ lives.
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for trusting me and buying every pouch I’m making. I don’t take your trust lightly, and when I make a small batch of salmon and ricotta today by myself, I’ll blend, cook, and fill every pouch with love.