It takes a village

It takes a village

I had planned to go on 'maternity' about week 32 so I could rest and try and get through the 6 weeks after but unexpected delays and hospital stays meant I was unable to finish up quite so early. 

I suppose at the moment technically I'm now on maternity leave but being self employed is a bit like parenthood you never really get a break from it. You can plan as much as possible to take a step back and get people in to give you lots of help but at the end of the day it's your baby.  No one will love it as much as you, no one will know it as well as you and no one will think about it as much as you do.

What's the saying it takes a village to raise a child, much like that it takes a communal effort to keep a business going. I recently advertised for a part time position to cover my maternity leave and was bowled over by the response I got. Over 30 applications and I was really spoilt for choice. It was a tough decision but I  was delighted that I was able to get in some people that would add and grow my Lúnasa team.  We are a small business that is made up of many parts, gifts, crafting, classes, cooking, baking, and to get a team together that can cover it all is a tough call. 

So I though I introduce the team to you all. Breege, Amy, Sinéad, Maureen and of course Francesca. I won't embarrass them by giving a list of their likes, dislikes and hobbies but I will say that I'm lucky to have found them.  

Each of the new Lúnasa team bring somethings different to it and allows me to be able to take that back seat and feel like it's in safe hands. I'm very lucky as I will definitely have my hands full but like any parent I'll never be too far away from my lovey little store and I will be looking forward to getting back into it as soon as I can work out how to juggle! 


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