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Hello again. A lot has changed.

Posted on / by GlossyTimes

I have been a bad peanut. Yes, I was. Despite my humble efforts to run my blog, I was not really able to maintain a proper social media appearance. Reason for that was obviously my venture BOULESSE.COM, which sucked me up for the last FOUR (!) years and did not give me much room to do anything else than working on my luxury market place. I was so busy to make it work that everything else had to wait.

But there was something on my list which I could not postpone any further, getting pregnant.  Beeing in my thirties and beeing very happily married, this might not come as a surprise. In the business world it does. When being in the middle of fundraising for the next round AND being pregnant, I realized that this gonna be tough. First of all, I am on my own with a very very small team. My husband went back to finance after a short stunt at BOULESSE and supported me from outside as much as he could.  Second of all nobody really wants to give a pregnant woman money, if there is no other person involved to substitute me during my absence. Makes sense . So. I had to take the painful decission and closed down BOULESSE. Something I worked so hard with my team on, something I invested quite a lot of money in. Believe me, it was an awful time, in fact the most horrible time I ever had in my life.

When Avenue32 closed down this summer, it happened equally silently as nobody wants to admit “Hey, I did not make it profitable, the burnrate eats me up from inside. And others are much faster and better in fundraising and growing the business on an impressing scale.” As for the e-commerce business you need to invest many millions to get it off the ground, organic growth does not really work these days anymore. You just deal with your failure and move on.

Roberta, the founder of Avneue 32 got herself a dog, I get a baby. A little son to be precise. We expect his arrival in January.  So I am busy preparing everything for our new family member. As some of you have seen on Instagram (Stories), I am all in baby mood.

I would like to use my newly won free time to be more active on social media and on my beloved blog. Life feels very differently now, very much in peace with the world, very much how it should be. I am most grateful for my blessings and very excited about  the future.

Stay elegant,

B.

11 Comments

  • Jen
    24. October 2017

    <3 <3 <3

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  • Birgit
    24. October 2017

    Liebe B.,
    herzliche Glückwünsche! Ich kann kaum glauben dass schon so viele Jahre vergangen sind seit ich dass erste Mal auf deinem Blog gelandet bin.
    Alles Gute deiner Familie und genieße die Zeit!
    Alle Liebe Birgit

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    • GlossyTimes
      24. October 2017

      Danke liebe Birgit…..ja die Zeit is viel zu schnell vergangen……

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  • Izabela
    23. October 2017

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so happy for you! I thank God every single day for my son, there is nothing and will be nothing more important than family. Luxury…well, there is no luxury any more. Globalism killed it. Stay healthy and elegant! (anyway, much better decision than Roberta who?…whatever!)

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    • GlossyTimes
      23. October 2017

      Very true, there is no luxury anymore….I am happy, I have some free time now, so I can prepare everything for my sons arrival…..thank you for your very kind message Izabela!

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      • Izabela
        24. October 2017

        The definition of luxury has changed dramatically within last few years. Definitely it is not a bag or a watch… For everyone it will mean something different of course, but for most of us, doesn’t matter who you are, free time is the real luxury. So anyway, you are the winner in a way. Good luck!

    • GlossyTimes
      24. October 2017

      The word luxury does not have any real meaning anymore…..freedom to decide, is what true luxury means i guess…so you are very right…..

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  • Franzi
    23. October 2017

    Liebe B.,
    herzlichen Glückwunsch zur Schwangerschaft! Ich habe mich sehr für euch gefreut, als ich es auf Insta gesehen habe. Genießt diese tolle Zeit und freut euch auf die kommenden Abenteuer!
    Schade, dass es mit Boulesse nicht geklappt hat, es war eine schöne Idee. Verrückt, dass vier Jahre so schnell vergangen sind.
    Ich freue mich auf neue Posts hier und auch über häufige Updates bei Insta!
    Alles Liebe!

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    • GlossyTimes
      23. October 2017

      Oh liebe Franzi, kann es auch kaum fassen, dass es bereits 4 Jahre sind!

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  • Anni
    23. October 2017

    Es ist so schön wieder von dir zu lesen! Ich freue mich sehr über deine Schwangerschaft und finde du hast dich absolut richtig entschieden. Es tut mir leid das eine schwere Zeit hinter dir liegt, trotzdem finde ich das du wahnsinnig stolz auf dich sein kannst! Du bist eine inspirierende Powerfrau! Alles Liebe, deine Anni

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    • GlossyTimes
      23. October 2017

      Liebe Anni, how very very kind. Freue mich ehrlich gesagt wieder etwas mehr Zeit zu haben…..die Shops freuen sich offenbar auch wieder, am back in the game, muss dringend viel fürs Kind kaufen 🙂

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