You know how there are experiences in life that you would rather just forget? But you still have ties and connections to them, so every now and then you will feel a pang of hurt or remembrance. It's hard when you are still friends with people from the world you have tried to leave and move on from.
So I cannot say which former place of business I'm talking about. But it was a toxic place filled with competition, power plays, fear and paranoia. (the last was mostly on my part). But when you walk into a place and it makes you shudder, it's time to leave. So I left! Best. decision. ever. If you are stuck in a situation that makes you want to curl up and die (best name for a salon ever!) weigh your options, and find an escape route. Life is so much better on the other side.
Leaving led to more opportunities and freedom to say yes to things I would have had had to say no to.
One of the most recent opportunities was opening a shop space at the cutest little boutique in northern colorado! Fox and Clover! It's owned by a lady named Kate who is a life coach and very sweet and understanding. She gives great advice too!
I love the feel or vibe you get when walking around the store. It's like a cozy little happy place. There is a vendor there that sells Sweet Pickens Milk Paint (score!) and another (Mary Caaway) that creates her own artwork in the most soothing pallets. <3 and everyone I've met there so far is so nice and friendly. Rachel's Revelry is there and she's an awesome person and very creative (she builds a lot of her own furniture! How awesome is that!) And my friend Jackie (Studio Shambora) also moved in recently. She has the best collection of curated goods and amazing smelling candles that she lovingly and painstakingly makes in the most quality way possible so that they burn evenly without the hole in the center, and so that the essential oils escape the whole time candle burns.
So if you're ever up in Fort Collins, stop in and have yourself a fun little afternoon escape.