It’s hard to believe 2018 is less than two months away. For me, it’s hard to believe that the years go by as quickly as they do. I fully expected that we would open the Green Haven Living storefront this year and throw myself fully into realizing this remarkable brand. But, that didn’t happen.
The search for a storefront has actively continued. We have inquired about, met landlords, and walked through a number of different buildings this Summer and Fall, but for various reasons, none of them were the right home for Green Haven Living. Oddly, I am finding myself okay with that because it is paramount to the success of this store that we identify the right location with the right square footage, rent, foot traffic, amenities, etc.
Interestingly, my husband, my parents, and I all had personal goals we set out to achieve in 2017 aside from opening the store. My husband sought to break into a new career direction after years of formal study. Now, it seems plans are in motion for him to move into a position more aligned with those studies. My mother and stepfather have worked tirelessly this year to downsize into a new home. Their current home (beautiful!) was in contract within hours of being listed. And even more amazingly, they found a gorgeous patio home had come available the same week. Perfect timing. If all goes as expected, they’ll move next month before Christmas. As for me, I had set some health goals, which I am progressing with very nicely. I felt strongly that my transition into entrepreneurship needed to include an overhaul on my health habits and physical strength. So, I set out in June to improve my health in all facets and continue that journey now. So, the question that keeps coming up for me is, did I need the time and flexibility to support my family and myself through all of these very positive changes before my path shifts to opening the store? Did we just need more time and space to enable these things to happen? Maybe. But for one thing, 2017 certainly has not been idle. I would describe it much more accurately as transformational for myself and my family.
For now, I have continued working as an internal and external Human Resources Consultant for multiple companies to make ends meet. In all of my “spare” time (LOL) I continue refining plans for Green Haven Living. My aim is to keep this brand in launch-ready mode at all times! And the search for the right storefront and home for this Company is just going to have to take longer. When all is said and done, I believe there will be a tremendous payoff and that much more appreciation for this long journey.
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