My pastor said something a few weeks ago that struck a cord with me. He said, "Sometimes success is more difficult to handle than failure. Sometimes the failure is the blessing."
It made me think that maybe Much Ado About You failing would be a blessing, because its "success" has certainly been difficult.
I have mentioned a few times on this blog the fact that my business, while wonderful and my dream job, has yet to be profitable. I think I have said that while working my tail off for three+ years, I have not made a dime.
Nathan finished my books for 2011 yesterday, and I am so excited to say that Much Ado About You has finally turned a profit. In 2011 we made 3,552 dimes to be exact.
Now, for those of you that are not mathematically gifted... that is $355.20. Or, as Nathan calculated for me: 17 cents an hour.
This may seem ridiculous to some of you, but to me it is a really big deal. Payoff. Confirmation. Profit. The encouragement that I needed to keep going.
And hope that 2012 will bring a few more dimes. Just a few.
UPDATE: Nathan just called to inform me that it was actually $1,355.20. That's freaking 13,552 dimes!!!