I think it would be an understatement to say this has been a crazy year, and a lot of things haven’t gone as planned. I feel insanely lucky to be able to say we have been largely unaffected by current events, other than a shifting focus at work. Working from home has definitely been a positive for us!
But among all the insanity, we’re moving forward to make some positive life changes! My husband has accepted a new job, which will be taking us half-way across the country to…Iowa?! That was unexpected! I will remain working remotely at my current job for as long as possible. This change gives us much needed stability, with a much lower cost of living. We’re very excited for this huge change to our lives (except the part about travelling with two cats in the car for a few days)!
Of course, with this comes a temporary closure of the shop. All currently available items will be available through July 5th. On July 6th, anything that has finishing/modification options will be deactivated, and a limited amount of easily packaged items will remain available through July 23rd. At some point on July 24th, the shop will go in to “vacation mode”. I don’t currently have a concrete plan for when the shop will reopen, but I’m hoping to be back up and running in some capacity around October.
This move does unfortunately mean I will no longer be local to BlizzCon and Con Before the Storm, where I have had the privilege to be a vendor for the past 3 years. I hope that I will still be able to attend, but the travel costs would be greatly increased, and my product displays will need to be reworked to be more travel-friendly. Of course, for 2020 the live event has been cancelled, so I’ll have time to consider future events as well as events in the Midwest once it feels safe to participate.
Thanks for reading! I hope everyone is staying safe, and providing any support possible to those in need!