-- Let’s Press the Pause Button…
Let’s Press the Pause Button…AUTHOR: thesteppie // CATEGORY: Entries No Comments
I know, I know… I have a lot of explaining to do.
Every once and a while, every creator goes through some type of creative block… and for the past year or so, I was experiencing just that with this brand. Seven years ago, The Steppie started off as a passion project and I was so lucky to watch that grow and cultivate into something that could support me and fill my creative void. But after 7 years… sometimes you just need something more, something different. Your passions change, you crave a creative challenge, and just need something new to inspire you.
It was during that time that my life also started taking new turns and dropping new opportunities in my lap. My family’s little donut shop in LA (@californiadonuts) was picking up momentum, and my fiance and I made a huge decision to come together and join the family team. We now work full time, long hours, and have watched the business grow… and with almost 200k followers on Instagram and long lines of customers every night, we definitely know this is where we are supposed to be. Above everything, we’re doing it together… and I think that’s the most special thing that’s come out of it all.
We’re also in the middle of moving to a new house — and HELLO — planning a wedding (!!!) which has been one of the most exciting and fun experiences I’ve had in a while. You know I love a good project, and this has definitely got my creative juices working and flowing in a completely new way.
We hope to get those same creative juices flowing for this brand, whether it be in new designs or in a completely new business structure and venture. Whatever it may be, we know that the only way to get to that place is to press the pause button for a little while to explore the new adventures life has brought us that will hopefully freshen our minds and inspire new ideas and passions.
What does this mean? Yes, we will be closing the online store for a bit. We do hope to put what inventory we do have on hand up for sale once we’re moved in and settled in though, so keep a look out for that! While The Steppie may be on hiatus, we welcome you to join us on our journey. We hope to find you on the other side with something new and inspiring.