Opening a small business is a roll of the dice in normal circumstances, but in the middle of yet another lockdown it's a leap of faith.
Kristy Arnold says it was well worth the risk to open her Lush-esque store, Wicked Eromas and Co in Lavington Square Shopping Centre.
"We're right in the midst of it and it was a bit touch and go there at the start, I thought we might not be able to do it," she said.
"But all of a sudden everyone rallied around us and started coming in.
"We're looking forward to being able to get Victoria in here as well."
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Ms Arnold, who works casually as an aged care nurse in Wodonga, decided it might be time to trade in her scrubs for a new career path.
"I loved interacting in the aged care sector but it was just taking a physical and mental toll," she said.
"My husband isn't into big jumps or leaps like this but I thought I'm getting too old for this other crap now.
"I was doing nearly 10 hours a day, six days a week, it felt like I was being split in two."
Ms Arnold said it was an opportunity she couldn't pass up without kicking herself later.
"The older I'm getting I feel like I need to do what I want to do, so I don't get to 70 and regret not doing it," she said.
"This was always sort of like a dream.
"It just puts a smile on my face seeing all the kids that have come in loving the bath bombs."
Ms Arnold had been working the local markets in the area with her handmade candles and bath bombs for the past four years before things started to get a little big for just a stall.
"It all started slowly as a hobby to begin with, now it's just kind of blown out of proportion," she said.
"Candles and bath bombs were overtaking the house so I kind of had to open a store.
"They don't really do anything like this elsewhere in the area."
The new business owner has big plans ahead of her and doesn't want the journey to end at just a storefront.
Eventually Ms Arnold hopes to expand into wholesaling her homemade products to other stores.
"Next year I want to open up a warehouse, I want to expand and create jobs, getting right into the bath bombs and body products," she said.
"I want to try and distribute as far as I can.
"I want to aim big but create jobs as well, while keeping people happy."