I cannot believe that it has been one year since I first got the notion stuck in my head that maybe I should open a storefront. Maybe it was my gut, maybe my heart, wanting more, wanting different. Somehow the idea of opening a store seemed a grand idea. And when that idea gets going, it just keeps going until it is satisfied. Here I am sitting in the shop, looking around me, and you know, it feels like home. It feels natural. It feels like it is just another part of life.
I always said I never wanted my own shop. I was adamant (kind of like I am with a lot of things). Lesson learned. The thing I am adamantly opposed to just might be the thing that happens. With time, comes change. Circumstances change. I change. And what seemed like an absolute unimaginable thing, becomes imaginable. I realized that what I loved and what I wanted had changed. When I first started Addiah, I wanted a business that would enable me to travel, spend time with my family, and have a flexible schedule. I still want to travel and spend time with my family. But I also want to connect with people. Really connect.
So, thanks to all of you who have supported me in this new venture. Here’s to dreaming and doing.