Good morning and happy Sunday my friends!! I hope this day finds you well and refreshed.
So, I left the corporate world because I didn't want to work an 8-5 job anymore. I wanted the freedom to set my own schedule and hours. To take off when I wanted to and spend more time with my family. Well....................................let's just say that the reality is not quite what I had in mind. LOL
Now don't get me wrong. I love owning my own boutique. And yes, it has allowed me to spend more time with family...just not exactly the way I expected. As far as taking time off...well, as you can see, it is Sunday morning and I am working. But I am working because I choose to. Because I know the rewards that will come down the road because I put in the hours now. Also, I am working at home, in my jammies, listening to my children play. And, this last week my daughter was sick and couldn't go to school. She cried when I told her I was going to the store. So, what did I do? I loaded her up, took her with me, set her up a bed in my office and was able to be with her and still work with no fear of repercussions. (no, she was not around customers. She was in a completely different closed off area)
But with all that said let me share with you what I experienced last evening. It was after closing time and myself, my husband and my daughter were at the store. We were all working as a team, as one cohesive unit to make improvements to the store. And in that moment, I felt more peace and serenity than I have felt in a very long time. The feelings of love and unity that I felt solidified in my mind that I had made the right decision to open my own boutique. So, while I am working more hours than I have probably ever worked in a week, and I am pulling my hair out trying to learn all the ins and outs of being a business owner, I am also more at peace than I ever would have been in the corporate world!
I would love for you to check out my Boutique! You can find me in person at 906 N Main Street in Harrison, AR. OR, you can check out my website right now!! Just go to Come and get the Boutique experience WITHOUT the Boutique price!! – Missing Piece Boutique and have a look around.
Until next time I hope you all have a wonderful day today and an even better tomorrow!