Real Talk: Life without Betty

Betty the Fashion Truck Elizabeth O. Vintage

I wanted to share a little bit more insight into what our business has grown to and the challenges we face by starting a recurring series on our shop blog called, Real Talk.  If your a small business owner, entrepreneur or creative, you know there are highs and lows, sometimes in the same day, and if we let it, it can potentially feel really lonely in those lows.  By sharing these things with not much of a filter, our community can grow filled with support and love.

Market set up Elizabeth O. Vintage

All that being said, today I'm sharing our biggest low.  Our Fashion Truck, Betty, the aspect of our business that makes us mobile, was in an accident.  I can't go into the details of the accident, as it is still being investigated, but a hit and run is no joke (luckily no one was hurt).

The time that the truck will be out of commission is unknown at this point.  It has been nearly 4 weeks since the accident.  So here's to moving forward and staying positive.  

The following day after the accident, I knew we needed to sort out details for our regularly scheduled Saturday Market, and began right away to plan and design our new booth.  Shop and procure the necessary props to still create the same vibe and feel of the truck, without spending too much as well.  I dove into this project and I believe that it helped me get into the mindset of being able to be in front of our customers once again with a positive outlook.  

I think we managed to pull it off and have a great first market back with our new and different set up.  We've had to make some adjustments for other pre-planned events, and everyone involved has been so understanding and openly compromising of our ideas and situation.  

Thank you so much to all of our regulars, our market friends and management, and our social media fam for your support, kind words, and positive vibes.  We couldn't be living my dream if it weren't for you all.  


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