Maybe its the rain. Or the fact that I haven’t run in over a week.
But, I find myself feeling nostalgic about my little storefront that was. Not teary eyed, but, sentimental, reflecting on that experience. What was great about it? What would I have done differently? What ifs… you get the idea.
I have done many things in my life but, nothing that felt so natural to me as owning my little store. It fit perfectly.
I have imagined and re-imagined my company’s business plan so many times. But; the truth is, handcrafted baby clothing is not going to replace a salary or lifestyle that I want or that I have become accustomed to. At least not in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We don’t have a large enough marketplace or a demand for handcrafted, reclaimed, organic wares like big cities. Maybe my timing was off. Taking this on when my children were so small was challenging. Maybe I put too much pressure on myself, in too short of a time frame. Maybe…
I tried to sell my embroidery machine recently, only it ended in someone trying to steal my identity via PayPal – perhaps it was a sign? Now the machine sits in the corner – like the elephant in the room. I know that I have to make a decision – does it stay or should it go?
People have so many opinions. And, I appreciate advice. But, sometimes you just want to hear what YOU WANT to hear and not what others think you need to hear.
On a rainy Wednesday morning (Starbucks in hand), here are the things that I want to hear. In my heart. Forget about my head and all the rest.