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!