What a weekend!
As I sit for a little bit and reflect on Saturday, I keep focusing on the word: thankful. I’m so deeply thankful. For my family’s support, the understanding of late nights, dodgy leftovers and the constant talking about my business now for months on end. I used to have hobbies, and now I have this! For me, it’s been awesome, the highs and the lows (I have learned from those lows!) – but I’m sure those around me would be happy if I stuck my nose in a book and quit asking about marketing ideas, or their opinion on paint color or fabric (this blue or THIS blue?) There is no way I could have gotten this far in my online biz, nor the storefront without my family picking up the slack and helping me out.
Then there are my friends…..What an amazing group of people. And not only the ones who outshone the rest and helped me out with tedious things like sweeping and mopping the floors or organizing 5 hours of crafting, but also listening to my fears and building me up when I was feeling low or on the chopping block. You have no idea what those words of encouragement have meant to me.
And my new friends! Wow! Getting to meet so many passionate birth professionals and moms and dad who are so excited for Baby Time! Not just the opportunity for other retail, but a teaching space and gathering spot. They have not only embraced my vision for this shop/classroom, but also broadened it. Another blessing.
I’m also thankful for my customers. Each of you who were curious to see what this store was about, or to meet me. To find me on Facebook and ask questions. Thank you for your eagerness and your desire to shop and support local business in Cedar Rapids. And to give back, once again. I’m dropping off food tomorrow to the Open Hands Food Pantry. My next service project is a diaper rental program at the Families Helping Families Clothing Closet.
There is no limit to what the end of the year will bring. Saturday was a great start and I can’t wait to see it grow! Keep your eyes on the Classes and Events pages. The excitement is spreading!
And thanks again….see you on Tuesday!
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