Wednesday, September 9, 2009

turning two!

Pillow Mint is TWO! I'm trying to gather my thoughts on what to say about this anniversary. In so many ways I feel like my business is such the toddler, such the little two year old. Just like a human toddler, Pillow Mint is not yet potty-trained, not able to fully express itself; toddling around in this world trying to make it's mark and make it's voice heard.
I've never been so stressed in my life (starting a new retail business in this economic climate is not for the faint-hearted)! But even with the anxiety, I have never been happier and more fulfilled. With lots of help from lots of people -- and an amazingly supportive husband -- I am living my dream.

"I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kick ass." - Maya Angelou

I wasn't so young when I started this gig, but I was old enough to be sick and tired of *not* doing things in my life because I was afraid. I've heard that taking action despite being scared shitless is the definition of courage. If that is true, I am the most courageous woman I know. :)


  1. Congratulations! Hooray for small businesses! Hooray for unique shops on Main Street (vs generic stores on highways)! Hooray for Pillow Mint!

  2. Thanks, Jeannine! And the next time you're at Quince, come say hi!! I want to meet you!! :)

  3. Mazel mazel, Sweetie!

    From someone who has been in your shoes, I admire your fortitude and perseverance in this economic climate.

    Wishing you many more lovely anniversaries!!!

  4. Great post....continued good luck to you.....and congratulations on two years! :)

  5. Congratulations!!! You and your boutique are such an inspiration. Keep it up!
    XX Kate

  6. thank you!! it has been a wild ride...


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