It’s been a long time. First and foremost I want to say sorry for taking so long to open up about what has been happening behind the scenes. Normally I am very open and I love to share with all of you but this has been a difficult time. Over the last few months I’ve been going through a lot and it’s made reopening a challenge. I’ve struggled for months now to find the words.
We will reopen and we are getting back on track. It is taking a bit longer than expected.
We started2018 with many exciting things planned for G&L. We began a remodel and realized there wasn’t going to be a way to ship orders efficiently for a while. At that time I thought “for a while” was about 2-3 weeks. We shipped all open orders and then closed up rather suddenly but it was meant to be brief. During that time I went through a devastating loss which also lead to an illness. All of this really took a toll on my emotional health and my family’s too. It took a while to get a diagnosis and figure out exactly what was happening. The last few months were a very dark time for us as we learned how to pick up the pieces and go forward. Last month I had a surgery which seems to have solved my health issues and as time passes we’re learning how to cope with our loss. I’ve been focusing on getting well and building strength again so I can get back to my normal life. It’s been challenging to return to work because it brings up much emotion. I’m determined to make it to the other side of all this. We will be reopening. Unfortunately I don’t have an exact date yet. I’m just getting back into it and this week has been our first full week back in the office. Ideally when we reopen the website we will have some fun new products for you.
I truly appreciate all the kind emails and messages over the last few months. I am so thankful for this community and I promise I’m not going anywhere. I’ve just needed some time to process everything, get well, and finally get back to normal. I feel like this is a turning point for me. I’ve faced one of my biggest fears, which is typing this message to you. From here it can only get better and I’m looking forward to being creative again and sharing it with all of you. ♥️