It's All About the Whimsy
Wow! We are finally opening our doors at our new location. In some ways it seems like this move has taken forever! I know that it was just a blink when compared to the seven-plus years of owning my own retail. Still, the almost two months wait has been crazy and frustrating. During this wait, I have found myself reflecting on the history of my business. I think that now is a good time to give a little background about myself and the store.
Like many others, I came into this world blessed with natural healing abilities. Clairvoyance and clairaudience were just a few of the gifts that I was given and I was quite happy conversing with the “others.” My parents did not see these abilities as gifts. They found my conversations frustrating and frightening. As a result I learned to hide my gifts from most people. It was many years before I came out of the spiritual closet. (Dr Wendy Perrell’s book, “Coming Out of the Spiritual Closet” shares other people’s similar expenses. Buy a copy of her book for yourself when you stop in.)
Fast forward several years and I was in my third physical location for teaching and practicing Reiki. With this new location, I had added teaching how to access the Akashic Field, Card Reading and Pet Mediumship to my repertoire. At that point in time, combining my background in sales with my own spiritual practice made a lot of sense. I carved out a little retail area in my room on Chuck Dawley Boulevard and started selling the same tools that I was using to augment my connections with Spirit.
Looking back from today I was carrying much of the same items that I now sell. Back then it was just in much smaller quantities. I sold crystals, card decks, candles, books about the metaphysical world and my own artistic creations. Over the years and changes in location, the inventory has grown and evolved. Yet today, I am still selling Flying Wish Paper, Eco Candles, and the same vendor from 2013 still supplies my pendulums and crystals.
While traveling this business journey, I have lived in the same home for almost thirty years. (Some of you might remember coming to my home for sessions in the earlier days.) One of the joys of living in the same place for that long is getting to know your neighbors, one of them being Sue Malindzak. Sue is a multi-talented artist and craftswoman. You have spoken with her and seen her creations around the store for almost two years. I am happy to announce that she is still working with me. I really couldn’t do everything that needs to be done in the business without her support and knowledge. I attribute a lot of our recent business growth to Sue’s skill with a camera and social media.
I am also thrilled to announce that Elizabeth Shealy will be joining us in the new location. It was back in 2012 when I met her and she introduced me to my new space on Chuck Dawley. Her amazing knowledge and skills as a gifted esthetician were just a few steps from my business door. Welcome home Elizabeth! We look forward to many years of shared creating!
I don’t need to remind you that 2020 had been a huge year for upheaval and change. My life and business is no exception and I am choosing to look at it as a different kind of adventure. The adventures that challenge me the most, often provide my greatest growth.
Thank you for your continued support. Because of you, I am able to provide the same services that I have been providing for almost twenty years. I appreciate you.
Joyfully in love with this life,