Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Breaking Up is Hard to Do

What I’m about to say will probably earn me a round of hisses and boos – but I’m hoping that after I explain myself, you’ll forego the rotten tomatoes.

I’ve been thinking about this for a long time, and I’ve decided to retire from Scentiments.

I believe in my products, I’ve had a ton of fun, but I’ve reached the point where my life is so full, I must cut back in order to keep everything in balance. Especially after reading Julie B. Beck’s conference address and listening to her inspired words that “mothers who know do less.” I’m doing a lot with my writing these days, with new book ideas, Families.com and helping others with their manuscripts, and that’s what I really want to be doing with my time, when I’m not being a wife and mother. I’m going to miss Scentiments but I have the ability to start the company up again at any time. A year down the road, if I decide to restart it, it’s done.

I so much appreciate all the support you’ve given me in this endeavor. You’ve truly cheered me on and made my business a success. But it’s time for me to find success in other arenas, and I know you’ll continue to cheer me on in that as well.

6 comments:

Annette Lyon said...

Yay, Tristi! (Do you see my pompoms?) I think I can speak for many when I say that while we'll miss your products (what WILL I do for lip balm?!!!) that making this decision makes total sense for you and your family. You go, girl.

Anne Bradshaw said...

Good for you, Tristi, knowing your limitations. We can only do so much. You've done wonders keeping everything going this far.

Stephanie Humphreys said...

Good for you. Sometimes it's so hard to do the things we have to do for ourselves with all the naysayers around us. I will have to horde my bottle of Lilac/Lavender hand lotion though.

Karlene said...

Sorry to see the lip balm go because I loved that stuff. But I totally understand about needing to focus on priorities. Good luck in all you do.

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Candace E. Salima said...

Okay, you can't see me. But I'm crying. Good for you though.

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