I’m Still Here.
And that’s right where I’m supposed to be.
As many of you know, last week everything was moving towards selling the store. I was preparing to finish work, have a baby and then move ten hours away.
Just a few life changes.
And then the store didn’t sell.
And while I expected to feel sad or at least disappointed, all I felt was relief and excitement. Because I love this store. I love my brides. And I love what I do.
I’ve been doing The Start Today Journal all year. If you’re not familiar with Rachel Hollis, you need to be. But basically the concept is that every morning you write down 10 things as if they have already happened. All year I’ve been writing down that “I do work that I love”.
And the realization hit me, that I already do work that I love. Like really, really love.
Can I be real honest with you guys?
We’ve had a couple of brides this year who turned sour and became demanding and threatening. And I took it personally.
Instead of reminding myself of the thousands of brides that I have helped that have been nothing but sweet and kind and who have been so gracious with us.
Instead of learning from those situations, I wanted to run from them.
And then these quiet whispers and thoughts came. It doesn’t have to be all or nothing. You don’t have to give it all up just to slow your life down. And I’m slowly learning how to find balance. Balance between work and home. Balance between caring too much and not caring at all. I know that this journey I’m on is a bit of a personal one, but I’d like to share some of it with you, if you’ll allow me to.
So some things are going to be adjusted at Once Upon A Time Weddings. Some things will change. Some things will be delegated to other staff members so that it’s not all on me.
But one thing won’t change.
Our promise, desire and striving to be the best bridal store in Southwestern Ontario.
Will you take this journey with us? Will you continue to share our beautiful store with others? Will you be patient as we find balance between work and family life?
We hope so, because we firmly believe this next chapter of Once Upon A Time Weddings will be the best yet!
September is just around the corner! Which means so is my due date. As we continue to plan for my maternity leave we have a favour to ask. If you are planning to book a bridal appointment in September could you please book it in now? We will have extremely limited availability in September as will not be at work much. Tomorrow we’re going to a bridal show and we know several of our time slots will be booked up there. So if you’d like a bridal appointment in September can you click below and get booked in.