Posted by Helen Wang on
How will you avoid this in the future?
I just stopped by after seeing a post on IG. Your honesty and integrity are most admirable. Most people these days only care about profits. But with your post above you have shown me how much you care about your customers and employees. As much as I look forward to your shop re-opening, the most important thing is that you are taking care of yourself. We’ll see you soon!
Hi, Helen! Just stopped by to check out the site. I watch your YouTube videos – they’re so therapeutic. Your sense of simple, beautiful, clean style brings peace to the end of my days full of chaos, clutter, and stress. But, I see your message here and I wanted to just tell you how much empathy I feel for you. I get it (albeit differently, I’m sure) – I do obsess over every minute detail when something doesn’t go right. It consumes us. But I also want you to know you’re amazing and loved. Whether it’s TCMC, or any other venture you pursue, it’s your talent and eye for beautiful things that bring us to you. Helen created TCMC, but Helen is Helen and TCMC is TCMC and both are amazing in their own rights. But that’s why the system became overwhelmed: You create beautiful things, and TCMC couldn’t have anticipated that this year. So just know that we are all wrapping our virtual arms around you with love, and will wait!
I can’t overstate how much I respect this decision that you’ve made. I’ve been an avid buyer of a completely different product from a completely different company, and even though they’re falling further and further behind and sell an expensive product, they continue to run sales, quote longer wait times, and push out products with mistakes. You show immense respect for yourself, your customers, and your business as a whole. So…way to go. Take care of yourself!
Please take care of yourself. YOU are the most important. We will be here when you are ready to come back. We all want the best for you. Do what YOU need to do.
I respect your work, your creativity, and your attention and efforts toward your customers! You do whatever you must as a shop owner, but then be sure to take a long, well-deserved break! We’re always here for you when you get back! :)
This is more than just a job; you truly love your work. So it would be great to continue doing this work with a refreshing start going into 2023!
Always supporting you,
Your potato buds~
Thank you for your very well worded update. Please be sure to stay safe and healthy through these times. Wishing you happiness and health.
Please don’t feel bad at all!!!! I’m playing right now with so many other TCMC goodies I have & loving it! And if anything, it will be extra fun & exciting to have delayed Black Friday surprises!! I still have 8 advent box goodies to open, so I know I’m all good while waiting for you to open shop again. Mental health & self care are way more crucial!! Take care & sending potato hugs! 🤣
Helen, I come back to your site almost thrice a week if not more to check if you are open again, and I know it is only because your videos and passion you put into your creations are so special and people want to be part of that. It is indeed unprecedented to temporarily close a shop due to higher demands than planned, but let me tell you a thing or two about that. No one wakes up on any given morning and decides, “mhmmm, let me see how non-proactive I can be about my shop” lol. You are having a very good problem. You should celebrate this one and not feel guilty!!! I am an Industrial Psychologist who did my baseline in normal psychology before specialising in Industrial. I have worked in multi nats and can write books about productivity and the psychology in it…I understand the guilt, anxieties, self doubt and ambitions that you often chatter about so so well and have the deepest empathy for how real they are and how illogical they often feel. But, I have listened to your videos and watch them more than any other planning channel. Your authenticity, brave vulnerability and unapologetic love and passion for your creations are what brings me back each time as I am sure it does most others. Between yourself and Planning with K, I got inspired to also start my channel and chase my creative dreams. I have never met you in person, but my experience and inspiration I get from your humble channel and creations is like the time one spends with a special friend where you can just be you and love what you do. It is like you give one this whole world to vicariously dream and live through. I have learned this creative planning world holds much more to it psychologically than many can begin to realise and it is a wonderful world. I don’t think you even realise how many lives you touch and how many people you inspire by just being humbly, authentic, ok to be my messy and polished self you. Please don’t feel guilty. We will keep coming back to check when you are up and going again and I am loving the videos and updates. It fuels me in my own busy days and I especially find joy in seeing your business grow so much. You bring hope and inspiration. Thank you for YOU, and you just keep doing you. It is so so awesome these blessings, growths, learnings and inspirations. All the best!!!
Keep us updated on how you are doing. You have been working so hard. I appreciate all of your doodles. They are cute and make one smile. Daily Journaling is a pleasure with doodle smiles. Be well stay safe. Return soon as you can, but SELF-CARE is a must. For the the love of coffee and doodles. Bless you Helen
Hi, I pray you are doing well and your holidays have been amazing! I will be a new customer when you open back up and I am beyond excited to get to know you and be able to enjoy all of the amazing stickers and products you offer. I am a planner fanatic, but again I am fairly new at it and so wish I became one sooner lol. I have managed to get quite the collection in the 6 months I have been going at this full force lol. I buy in bulk that’s why. I get excited and have to have it. The emoji with the heart eyes is so me when it comes to stickers especially these ones. I really admire what you did and why you did it and you should not feel guilty. You spoke up and you were very honest with all of us and that takes a lot of courage. You have to do what’s best for you mentally and physically and what’s best for your family. We will be here when you are ready. I pray you and your family have an amazing Christmas and new year. I will keep checking in as my memory is awful and I do not want to miss your comeback 😉 I am so excited to eventually get to be part of TheCoffeeMonsterzCo 😁 Well wishes to you, your family and crew and Happy Holidays to all.