It’s been almost a month since my first blog post and I have to say, this is about the frequency I expected. You could even call it a goal.
I have written a few things over the past few weeks but it was nothing I really felt compelled to say….not worth grabbing your attention for. You can see them here when you’re on a conference call. At least you know you’re always getting full tilt 2.5 glasses of red wine me and ready to share.
TODAY I feel worthy of sharing since it’s our FIRST BIRTHDAY!!! It definitely has a similar feeling to when my girls turned 1. I felt nostalgic for the beginning, before I knew how much it would change so quickly and how many people I’d meet and ladies nights…. but it’s still messy and new and not always smooth. There’s been some car crying.
But THANK GOD for my people and 90s rap dance parties in my kitchen that exactly resemble the ‘you’re from Mass. If….’ FB post. I have really awesome people and I’d be sober and alone without them. This isn’t a braggy I am so lucky to have awesome, perfect friends, look at all our filtered pics… that post is here
What I really feel compelled to say is ….My perspective has changed so much in the past year. It actually does feel like I’ve been doing this more than a year, or maybe that my ‘old life’ feels like it was eons ago. I actually can’t imagine going back to my old job ….and that’s a whole other 750mL ball of anxiety
When I look back on my career in HR now, being in it… the problem was so obvious….I didn’t even want the thing I was fighting for. Yeah, I wanted to be allowed to do my best work unencumbered by politics and I want to be recognized for it. Not with an award. It turns out money wasn’t even that big since I transferred to a role with a 100% pay cut.
Just before I saw the store for rent I was at a wine tasting event hosted in a conference room by an Insurance Company. Off the hook. The owner of Urban Grape was conducting the tasting – he was fantastic, if you can liven up that crowd you’re credible. Something he said stuck with me, he opened his wine store to be closest to the customer. I don’t know if that’s what I needed to make me feel fulfilled but it’s part of the reward that can totally make my day
Two of my absolute favorites came in today and it was like a sign #aceofbase #3glassesnow Okay, it was just cool to see them.
Melanie and Nicole, I love those ladies and wouldn’t know them if it weren’t for the store. Melanie is exactly what I want to be like when I’m adultier. Really polished but down to earth. She’s like Jackie O, if Melanie bought it, you can be assured it’s a good piece.
When I get up the courage to send in my ancestry DNA I wouldn’t be surprised to find that Nicole and I are long lost relatives. I’m really hopeful it’s the same gene pool she got her skin from.
And that is why the store is special to me.
Just kidding. I was figuring out how to wrap this up because I am ZZZzzzzzz and It reminded me of last night’s parent-teacher conference. In Fourth grade they are expanding their writing and it is definitely the grade where my retention falls off. I had a few many oh yeah I forgot about that moments. Does this mean I’m dumber than a fourth grader and unemployed? Stay tuned!!!
I've been meaning to start a blog for a while. It goes along really well with my kinda early mid-life crisis. Tonight my husband is at a wedding in VT and I'm home because my kids are at their first slumber party so I'm too nervous to leave town. Since I have 16 hours to myself I'm going to clean the entire house, redecorate the living room and start this blog. It's so much easier to type while drinking my third glass of wine than do those first two soooo you're in luck.
I don't have a plan for what I'm going to write but I'll tell you about that early midlife crisis. ....almost a year ago I leased a retail space in the center of our town to open a store. I didn't know what the store would sell but my husband is an incredible woodworker and I love shopping, making things pretty and flowers so I figured I'd parlay that into something.
I was gainfully employed at the time. Actually, a couple years ago, we packed up our family of four and moved here from Connecticut for the dream job that I eventually left to run the store. My husband is a glorious human being and that will have to be a different blog post. A few weeks before I saw the store for rent, my boss told me I wasn't getting the promotion I deserved because I needed to work on my confidence.
So now I own Market Holliston, a womens boutique in charming Holliston, MA. It's still so new even though we've changed so much in the past 11 months. I'm learning how to do it by doing it. Sure, it's been done before. MH is not the first women's boutique but I'm doing it my way. Because I lack confidence haaaahahahaa
No seriously sometimes I miss that job and vacations and paychecks and that's why I put up with it and some days I'd actually go back. The biggest lesson I've learned over the past 11 months is that there are hills and valleys on every path but I'll make it work and it works best when I love my people. And I know my people love me because they always show up when I really need it. More on those peeps to come.
I love writing, and I feel like I have a lot to say after three glasses of wine. So hopefully I'll do this again soon!