I honestly never thought when i started this journey over a year ago that this would actually happen, to be honest.
It all started when a close friend pretty much dared me to do it, and so, of course i had to.
Within two weeks i was at the small business center and was set up with some help, and on my way. It hasn’t been easy. Information on metaphysical shops is hard to find. I had to do a lot of leg work, surveys etc, to get the information needed to complete my business plan. On top of all that i had my PTSD to deal with. Most days were fine, until i had to make a phone call to someone i didn’t know or go somewhere i had not been before. It was a bit of a struggle to say the least. But i refused to let it stop me. I wanted to show my daughter that you can overcome anything, if only you keep trying. Pushing those boundaries a little bit every day. Sometimes every few days. And now i am determined to succeed.
So, here i am, i did it, and the store is opening in a few short weeks. I’m both excited and very nervous. Or as my daughter would say “nervoucited”.
Currently my house is piled with boxes of inventory and displays. It smells of insane amounts of incense and beeswax. The UPS driver and i are quickly becoming old friends and i haven’t done so much math since i was in school.
And so, now i am looking forward to the beginning of a new chapter in my life. I’m both happy and terrified. But my life has never been better. I am doing something that i have wanted to do since i was in my early 20’s, and now that dream is coming true. Thank you to everyone who has been there for me through the beginnings of this new journey. I look forward to going on the ride together.