How to Start Over After Losing Everything?

by Sarah R.
(Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada)

Tragedy recently struck in our community and we lost our home to a wildfire known as “The Beast”.

Along with our home and vehicles my entire jewelry business also succumbed.

I feel like a part of me is missing and I want to get back to creating but I’m finding it overwhelming.

I have a 4 year old little boy and I’m 8 months pregnant as well.

I had planned on taking it easy for a little bit when baby arrived but with our whole world upside down I feel the need to get back to “normal”

I have no idea where to start in creating a new business from scratch.

Farmer's Market Necklace by Sarah Reid  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Farmers Market Necklace with beautiful bird pedant by Sarah Reid

In one way I can cut to the chase and start exactly where I want and create my ideal business.

When I start to think about gathering supplies I get lost.

I had 15 years of making jewelry and bead collecting and I really took for granted searching my stash to find the perfect beads.

Now it seems daunting to order a few things.

I’ll also say that I am limited to ordering online as the nearest craft/supply store is a 5 hour drive away.

I’m looking for any tips you may have to get me started and organize my thoughts. Thank you!

Don’t miss Sarah’s followup posts:
Healing Steps
New Normal in Life and Jewelry

Sarah R
Sarah Reid Designs

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