"It's a move brimming with the hope of fresh beginnings, even if I'm still finding the right spot for everything."
A New Home for Becalia
Firstly, Becalia has shifted from the cozy confines of my home to a fresh new studio. It's a move brimming with the hope of fresh beginnings, even if I'm still finding the right spot for everything. The extra space is not just room — it's an expanse of potential for stock, fulfilling your orders, and laying down the foundation of exciting new ideas.
"The grief has been overwhelming. I've thrown myself into work, perhaps as a way to sidestep the sadness."
A Personal Loss
On a personal note, last week, we said our final goodbyes to our beloved family dog Ada who had been with us for 16 beautiful years. The grief has been overwhelming. I've thrown myself into work, perhaps as a way to sidestep the sadness.
"Just because I can do everything, doesn’t mean I should."
Evolutions and Learnings at Becalia
When it comes to Becalia, it hasn't been smooth sailing. I've felt a little stuck, not from a lack of passion, but from the pressure I put on myself to deliver you only the best. Sometimes, that pressure becomes paralyzing. But, amid this, I've had the privilege of working with a new client since March, helping them craft fragrances inspired by their homeland — a challenge that has rejuvenated my spirit and fueled Becalia's creative journey.
Moreover, I've been buried in educational courses. Growing is learning, after all. Though, I must admit, I bit off a tad more than I could chew. A little reminder to myself: just because I can do everything, doesn’t mean I should.
"After three years of honing the formula, I believe you'll adore the lather and, of course, the scent."
Suds, Scents, and Celebrations
In lighter news, I've been concocting something special for the fall — soap! After three years of honing the formula, I believe you'll adore the lather and, of course, the scent. An unscented version? Absolutely, that's on the cards too! Speaking of exciting ventures, many of you might already know about my co-founded initiative, Hola Amiga Experience. We champion Latinx and minority-led brands, aiding them with resources, tools, and knowledge. This year, we're reviving a cultural vendors market for Hispanic Heritage Month. With over 60 vendors, food stalls, giveaways, and a DJ party, Atlanta's in for a treat. If you're around, do swing by and, of course, follow Hola Amiga on Instagram and Facebook. Unidos, somos más fuertes.
"Unidos, somos más fuertes."
Community Love and A Thank You
To those who've stayed with me till the end of this update, thank you. Your unwavering support, amidst the chaos of life, for this dreamer, means the world.