It has been nearly a year since I launched the idea for my beach and ocean theme subscription box company SeaCrate. What a wonderful journey it has been so far. I have loved supporting dozens of small companies and artisans from around the world with their beautiful products! I have also really enjoyed bringing a little bit of the beach and ocean to many people around the world to people who might otherwise have not experienced it. Whether it was sea glass from California or England or Sea Urchins from Greece and historic sea pottery from Japan, as well as many fun products in-between, each month has brought different treasure.
I have strengths and weaknesses when it comes to running a business. What started out as a small idea a year ago has become a bigger business than I certainly had ever imagined, and more than I can handle alone. So, beginning with the June SeaCrate I have a new business partner, Becky McVan of BMcVan Designs right here on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. I will still be SeaEO of SeaCrate and responsible mainly for social media, but Becky will be handling many of the operations of the company. I am excited about her ideas, creativity and the many years of business experience she brings to SeaCrate.
Becky’s involvement means that I will be able to return to writing. I have taken a year off from my journalism and writing career to launch the company, and I miss doing what I do. In that time I have also completed my Reiki Master training. I will soon have a new website design where I will offer beachcombing reiki-infused products and services and will teach some online reiki classes I’m working on developing now. Mainly I will work toward completing the book I had been working on and was put on hold due to running the company in the last year. It’s all part of the journey, and my focus on the healing power of the beach has only become more clear to me in my time away from writing.
I am very thankful to those of you who follow my path, as wandering as it is often is, along the way.