Monday, January 15, 2018

Destination 2018 - A Whimsical Perspective

Destination - A Place to Which One is Journeying

While many people are starting their New Year's resolutions or 2018 goals, I chose not to go that direction. Both of those are laced with uncertainty and layered with years of disappointment. Many goals are never attained and most resolutions are never followed. However, a destination is most often reached. A destination is an end point. I plan on reaching my end point. 

Yes, this could just be a cleaver exchange of words. However, how often have you heard the same message over and over, finally to have grabbed onto it when it was phrased differently? Words are powerful and have the ability to completely change the outlook on something. So, I am choosing to focus on a different word and therefore a different ending. 

2017 was an intense year for me with many personal and professional changes. To start, I opened a business which was an exhilarating and terrifying experience. One that could only have been accomplished with the help of my husband and my amazing friends. Also, for the first time since I was 5, I was not on a school schedule. I took a leave of absence from my elementary teaching job to explore another passion and to see which road is the right one for me.

After a year of having my world rocked, it is time to find my footing again. This year, the journey to my destination will take me along two different roads.

Destination Whimsical Perspective: The last 12 months have been a wild roller coaster of emotions. I am so happy that I took the ride but am so glad the first year is behind me. My shop's destination will continue to be a place of well-curated treasures and amazing brands to brighten your home. However, I will also be broadening Sycamore's horizon with specialty classes, guest speakers, and amazing events geared towards bringing new and amazing things to the town I love.

Destination My Whimsical Perspective: Now, the previous destination cannot be found with out a bit of soul searching and self reflection. This whole process started 8 years ago when I began blogging about my style and my creations. In the last few years, I have lost focus in that area and certainly the last 12 months have been totally focused on the shop. This path will lead to a fresh and organized house, a clearly portrayed vision of my personality and style, and a better understanding of who I am and what I am all about. I will be building my personal brand.

I am the only one who knows the true location of my destination and when I will arrive. However, you will all be traveling with me.

Stay tuned for an amazing ride.

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