This Infernal Racket | my life, after cancer

A Toronto-based lifestyle blog by a 2x cancer survivor

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Goodbye for now, not forever.

Hey everyone, it's been a while. It's funny, I have written a few blog posts in the last 6 months but never posted them, they always seemed unfinished. My life is a big old question mark right now and navigating it has been difficult and confusing.

As many of you know, I started my own business in 2020. It's been an amazing part of my life until now. Now it's becoming a burden. If I am being real with you guys, financially the business is not working or making enough money. I had to move out of my storage unit and pack away everything under the stairs in the apartment I live in. Due to my living arrangements, continuing the business in my home is not feasible anymore. I do not have enough room to keep things clean and organized and separated from my day-to-day living. It would become a nightmare. I need separation in life for certain things, and running a business was one of them.

I am at a breaking point where I can no longer joyously run a business and balance my personal life. I do not love running the business anymore. Although we are closing shop, you can continue to shop the available candles on our website + in-store with The Makers Hub of Canada until the end of 2022. 

I do not want this goodbye to be forever, but I do not know what the future holds, all I can do is focus on things one day at a time, but something needs to give, and unfortunately this is it. As I said, this is not forever, and I hope to reopen doors one day soon and continue to create candles for your grounding practices. 

For now, I need to remember what I always tell you guys, and I need to put my own needs first and take a step back to understand how to take a step forward. I love you all, thank you for the years of support and kindness you have shown me and Simple Ritual. All your photos, emails, messages, story sharing and reviews have made me so happy and pushed me to keep going through a lot of hard times.

There are other things in my life I want to get back to like writing, blogging, and making fun videos on YouTube. I miss that. There are a lot of things you can do for free but generally speaking, you need some money to be able to live and right now I am not living because ALL my extra money is going into paying for business needs. I cannot move forward with my life the way this is going. This is such a hard choice to make but for my mental health, I need to make it. 

This is not really a goodbye, it's more of a see you later. Thank you for everything <3.


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