They closed with little fanfare. New opportunities only come from shut doors.
One shop that had been in place for years transfers to my daughter, Shyanne, and she will have more success without the overhead. The new shop space is left better than it was before. No one came and the fates have spoken. I did get a new piano out of the deal. The abandoned beauty was left in the back of the shop covered in years of plaster and dirt. Restored and tuned, it sits in my living room ready to be played. So, silver linings all around.
It’s never a mistake to follow your dreams. I always encourage folks to take the leap. Sometimes I fly, sometimes I fall pretty hard, but I dreamt, I tried, I lived. My house is now filled with boxes and furniture from both shops and a thin path leads all around. That is my task the next few days (or weeks). I still have taxes to pay and accounts to close. I think I am done with shops and tax accounts and juggling and no pay. Ah yes, and no overhead.
I have a job interview tomorrow to go back into caregiving. I don’t necessarily have to work but the tight budget thing is gets old and I have big plans for this lovely house and yard and y’all know that takes a little cash. So, all good things ahead. Blog posts about redecorating, renovating the kitchen, landscaping the gardens, recipes, and a simple life are still to come. And my new grandbaby will be here soon. I am relieved, overwhelmed, inspired, and grateful. Thanks for following along on the ride. This is indeed a very good life.