Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Flowers of Spring...

This has been perhaps the longest that I've gone without blogging. It's funny, because it's also a time that I feel that I'm more connected than ever. I feel like in the past, before we had the store, I could blog and then sort of check out and live life. Nowadays, it feels as though my life is more integrated than ever with technology and I'm constantly checking Facebook or Instagram or Twitter. I think a lot of that is due to how convenient it is to hold a phone and do all that, as opposed to sitting down and spending time. It feels like time is always slipping away.

In the months that I've not updated this blog, there have been a lot of developments! We're in the process of moving the store, which is the biggest thing on my mind. We've been in our current location for over five years and we've lived a lot of life there. It's bittersweet to move. We love our current location, but we've long since outgrown it and we're bursting at the seams. It'll be nice to have some space and room to grow.

I think that's been on my mind a lot lately. The idea of growing things and how the seeds I've planted have faired. Some of the seeds are duds. Nothing happened. They were cast out into the world but never took root. Other ideas have flourished and thrived.

Since I last posted, I traveled across country road trip style to attend the Tucson gem shows. I also spent a few weeks with my family down in Asheville. Then I came back and have been working away. We've been planning events and booking teachers. We were in the New York Times. So much has happened. It all seems like such a blur.

But much of my focus right now has been spent on planning for the new space and how we're going to accomplish everything that we want. It's not going to be easy and is going to take a lot of energy and fortitude, but I have a really good feeling about the future. The decision to move feels right. I really can't explain it, but I feel like there's a lot of potential and good energy in the air.

No comments: