For 1 1/2 years now I have been the only person in Wichita selling Dove Chocolate Discoveries products. It has been so much fun, but looking ahead to this new year I have decided DCD just does not fit into my life and goals anymore. Am I sad? Yes, but also I feel peace.
God was good and provided me with parties just in the nick of time to keep my status as a chocolatier current. And, I always said I would leave this business in His hands. It seemed that He wanted to keep me going. The past week though, I have looked at all of the DCD things that are taking up space in the basement and it all seems to be weighing heavy on me. I look at all of the stuff and it doesn't look so fun anymore. So, I talked to God and said what do You want me to do? Over the last couple of days He has showed me that the energy it took for DCD (even though it wasn't a lot of energy) needed to be available for other things in my life.
You know what...someday DCD might take off in this city and I may miss out on an opportunity to be in charge of a large team and be making good money, and yes, there may be a slight twinge of regret that I didn't wait for that to happen, but that's only human. Right now, I feel lighter that I don't have to worry about when my next party will be, that I don't have to prepare any more party food and drag it to the hostess's house, that I don't have to worry if my meager 25% commission will make up for the loss of inventory or gas money or time put into a party.
I will miss you chocolate mousse and chocolate covered fruit, and all you yummy tasting smoothie drinks, and any other delicious products that will come along each spring and fall. Maybe some day we will reunite, but probably as me hosting or attending a party instead of conducting a party. See you then!