Musings as I get ready to open

I decided to sit down and reflect a little on the last 6 weeks or so. They have been a whirlwind of activity and stress, but soon they will all be worth it. Today begins Grand Opening week at the shop. In just three short days, I will be unlocking the shop doors for the first time, the Open Banner will be hung on the hooks under the window and I will be greeting my first customers.

I have always been a firm believer in going for what you want out of life. I have been accused of not thinking things through fully or of being to “romantic” in my actions and thoughts, but sometimes you can’t stop to think or you’ll miss out on an opportunity. That is exactly how I feel about my shop. I have been talking about getting a kiosk or some other small mall location since I started Nanuk’s Igloo in 2006, but there was never a true chance to go for it. There have been some major changes in my life this year (not all of which have been good) and just when things were at their bleakest, I stumbled across the posting on Craig’s List for the shop space. I didn’t hesitate, I placed the call, went to see the space, and signed the lease within a ten day period and now, a mere 40 days later, I am getting ready to open the doors. The time has just flown by.

I cannot wait to begin this next stage in my business life and hope that you will all share in it with me.


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