I've written, deleted and rewritten this post countless time. I'm trying to strike the perfect balance between the weight of it and the joy and peace we're feeling. You see, we've decided to close Wednesday, with the exception of the occasional identity and branding project.
Two weeks ago we were aggressively planning out 2015. We applied for the National Stationery Show again, just launched a new collection, and we were getting into the thick of holiday season orders. We were ready to dive head first into the exciting things that 2015 had for us, and closing our business was not even kind of on our radar. I mean, not a bit.
Romans 15:13 has been stuck on me: "May the God of hope fill you with joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."
In what I can only describe as some divine intervention, an opportunity to start a new chapter in our life suddenly fell in our laps. We are pumped. It's exactly what we didn't realize we really needed. Here's the thing, running our own business has asked more of us personally than we ever intended to give. We want to pour our hearts and time into our faith, family and community. We're looking forward to the three of us cooking dinners together, making weekend rituals and going to bed at a reasonable hour.
Wednesday first started when our marriage was only a few months old. We've poured so much into it and it's been with us for a while. I would have never expected for the end of our business to happen so soon or to be accompanied with feelings of so much peace and excitement. This is the kind of thing that would typically totally freak me out, and it doesn't. It feels right, which is just reassurance that this is exactly where we're supposed to be. It's not sad, there is no scandal. This closing is just truly anchored in a heart thing, wrapped up in a family thing, infused with a quality of life thing, rooted in a faith thing.
We can't give enough thanks to the supportive wholesalers, purchasers, family members and loving friends who have encouraged us over the past years. We're humbled, and we look forward to being better friends with you on the other side of this.
P.S. Our remaining inventory is for sale on Etsy. Once it's gone, it's gone! Also, printers, we're selling our press, hardly used inks, boxes, etc. email us for more details (info(AT)wednesdaycustomdesign.com).