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. :)

7 comments:

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

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

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  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!!!

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

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

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

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