Originally Posted by Susanna77
Thank you for mentioning synchronicities. This shop has been the stage of LOTS of synchs. Met AMAZING people, great friends, amazing stuff happened,etc. I'd do this for the rest of my life even if it just paid 400€ a month.
But I am hopeful, just a bit impatient to know what's next for me...
Susanna77, what are you willing to take on next? What is it about what you've been doing that inspires you so totally that you'd do it even if it didn't pay well -- in fact, what, specifically, is it about this business would you do even if you had to PAY to do it?
This whole "chances are I will end up in a reception" line of thought is not surrender; it's giving up (big difference!) Although your business didn't make a profit, that doesn't mean it is (or that you are) a failure -- you have been successful in finding something that lights you up. So what if this particular expression of that seed of inspiration didn't work out exactly as you would have preferred? That doesn't mean you have to throw out the inspiration entirely.
Whatever it is, that kernel of brilliant inspiration that had you keep going or five years, find it! And be flexible in trying new ways of expressing that special genius. That may involve getting a job, or it may mean something else -- I encourage you to be very flexible in your thinking, be creative in imagining how you might have your cake and eat it, too! The value you have to provide to the world may have been buried somewhat under other considerations of this business, but if there is something there that inspired you to keep going for five years, why not explore what that is, nurture it, and be the cause of generating wild, abundant value for the world and in your life? I know you to be a person who is up to that -- making a big, positive difference and scooping up limitless abundance.