Today is the one-year anniversary of the opening of my shop. As I sit here reflecting on the past year I am filled with a sense of gratitude. I am so grateful that I found this little building, and that I had so much support from friends and family who all helped me get it painted and ready to open. I am grateful to the neighborhood and the people in it for their warm welcome and their undying support throughout the past year. I am grateful for every single one of my customers. I am grateful to my husband without whom this dream of mine would still be just that – a dream. I am grateful for friends and family who lend an ear when I’ve had a bad day, who are there when I am in need and who are forever my cheerleaders and help keep me going.
It was a good year. I learned so much. I met so many wonderful people. And I am really looking forward to this next year. I have so many plans and I hope that it will be even better than the past one.
As I sit here drinking my coffee and getting ready to open today, I pray for my business to keep building momentum. I pray more and more people will hear about my shop and come in. I pray that the financial burden of inflation will ease for all of us so that fun little shops like mine can survive. And I pray that you all have a wonderful holiday season filled with friends and family, great memories and much joy.