Dear friends of Yumisdozen,
I’m writing this reflection to announce that Yumisdozen will be closing its virtual doors. I am retiring this one-woman business to move on to the next chapter of my life.
I’ll be closing Yumisdozen for reasons relating to work, school, and other personal reasons. I loved my business, and I still love everything it brings me. The joy, the support, and the excitement. However, as time has gone on, it has become clear to me that it’s time to move on. The more that I think about this, the more I have to face that this chapter of my life is ending. It’s bittersweet (no pun intended). I’ve had this business for 6 ½ years. I know little else than making cupcakes for my friend’s birthdays. At the same time, I’m not a little kid anymore. Before I know it, I’ll be graduating high school, and I’ll have to focus on what I want to do with my life. Unfortunately, while it was once enthralling, it just isn’t my top priority to bake cupcakes for my neighbor’s birthday anymore.
To start, I want to thank every single person who helped me in any way, shape, or form with Yumisdozen. First, I want to thank all my teachers who let me give out baked goods to my class, and who encouraged me. I couldn’t have started the company without your support and enthusiasm. Next, I want to thank all of my customers Like Sara, Jen, Trista. You believed in me, and trusted me to bake for special events in your lives. I’m not just thanking you for giving me business, I’m thanking you for giving me experience, and making me a better creator by challenging me, and making me problem solve. Also, I can’t ever forget to thank my supportive family. My mom and dad are the ones who pushed me to start this business. My mom was always there for me when I needed a second opinion, and always helped me during the difficult times. My dad helped me to produce my amazing website, and advertise my business to everyone he knew on his Instagram. Finally, my brother and sister, Jackson and Lucy, always showed interest and support in whatever I was baking, which always encouraged me to work hard.
Most importantly, I want to collectively thank everyone who helped me form a community around Yumisdozen. All the people who gave me speaking opportunities, everyone in the audience of my