As most of you have seen and heard, Yummchi is getting a bit of a face lift. The blog was the start of something profound for me. I wanted something that was my own and I started to build it. Though I have not given up on the blogging world completely, I have decided to shift gears a bit. I thought I would share the story with you all.
SO, the blog was fun and making recipes was a blast but that all came to a halt when I started losing my appetite and feeling sick almost all of the time. BLAM. Pregnancy showed up on my doorstep and changed my whole life.
At the time I was working at New Haven and though I loved it so much, it was just not the place for a pregnant lady. Sooooo, I left…..without a job….without a clue of what I was going to do. I gave myself the excuse that I was going home for Christmas and I would not need to worry about it. So I didn’t worry about it! I had a lovely break with my family and relished in the feeling of not worrying about work.
That all came to and end when I got back home and started applying for jobs. First of all, I needed a job that was suited for someone expecting to birth a human in the somewhat distant future, I needed something that paid more than minimum wage, and I needed something that had somewhat regular hours. I promise you I probably applied to 30 jobs. I had one promising lead but they ended up closing the position. My brain started reeling of where to go and what to do. Nothing was working out. I decided to make some kimchi since we were out and cooking is one of my favorite activities. I thought, maybe I should do this….like really do this….like for a job. That day, I got on board the Yummchi, LLC train and haven’t looked back.
It is crazy how it has all come together. It started as research. Thankfully I have had people reaching out throughout the process to give me their experience and their guidance. I will forever feel grateful for that. Then, when I had somewhat of an idea of the path forward, I knew I would need some help. I started a crowdfunding page with the goal of raising $500 and by the last day of my campaign I had raised $1000!!! Every time I got an email telling me that I had a new contribution I found something to do that would make my business that much more successful. I received so much love and support. I would say that the simple act of someone telling me they believed in me gave me some of the best hope and strongest drive to keep moving forward. Now that my “start up” process is almost through I cannot imagine what it would have been like without the turnout that I had. I could not have done it without everyone’s help. Thank you again.
So today I am writing from an exciting perspective. The end is in sight. The last thing I need for my business to be approved to start selling is an approval from the Department of Agriculture. I have those appointments set up for the next week. It is actually happening. I have applied for the Salt Lake Farmer’s Market which has been part of the vision this whole time. Cross your fingers for me.
I hope to keep a blog atmosphere to this website so that you can see what Yummchi is up to. I hope to share recipes that I create as well as recipes others create using Yummchi Kimchi. I also want to keep you posted about any new products we launch!
Speaking of launch, the site will also serve as a store. THAT’S RIGHT. I will be able to ship Yummchi Kimchi. Keep posted for that.
Well as for now, I feel like there is so much happening but it is all in the best way. This year is gonna be one for the books….or the blog.
Love you all,