We officially opened Our doors in Downtown Oak Harbor June 1st.
The day had been much anticipated. A lot of hard work, frustration, stress, late nights, uncontrollable laughter, and deep breathes have been a part of our lives for the past few weeks in preparation.
I was honestly incredibly nervous for the much awaited day. So I had everything planned and I mean everything. I had a schedule and a Determined Attitude that was going to get me to Our Doors in One Functional Piece.
However Life had a different plan for how my morning was going to go.
By 8am I was showered and dressed. Ready to put on a beautiful pair of new boots I have been breaking in for the last few days. They were the perfect shoe to complete my outfit and I knew that I had broke them in enough to comfortably work the entire day while wearing them.
I searched everywhere, my closet, my room, under the bed, the living room, the hallway, the car, I searched everywhere and nothing. My beautiful broken in boots seemed to have disappeared. After some frantic searching I had to come to terms that I was just not going to be able to find them and had to wear an older, but cute pair of boots.
I accept my change in wardrobe and move on to the next step which would be makeup.
I have no idea where my make up bag is...
So I start to think when was the last time I wore make up.
"Oh crap its been a month"! I haven't seen it since we moved which means.... it's in a box somewhere.
I know it's a long shot, but still I search high and low for my makeup bag. I searched the entire house. I still have no luck. As I stand still about to break down as a mixture of nerves, stress, frustration, and sleeplessness hit me. I have the thought, "you don't have time for a breakdown". So I take a deep breathe. Accept failure and move forward.
With Determination and a new sense of Can Do Spirt I grab everything I believe I need for the day and head out to the car. I have yet to figure out the new driveway. It's this huge windy thing which I love, but apparently I don't know how to drive the car correctly down it yet. The slide tire lights come on and I kid you not as soon as it turns off the freaken check engine light comes on.
It Just Keeps Coming...
I'm still very determined to push through so I ignore the light and head to the grocery store because it's National Donut Day. Having Donuts on National Donut Day is an absolute must.
I'm pushing through with a force of ferry and determination to win.
I'm On Time! This is amazing I really thought with the way everything was going I was going to be late, but I pushed through and things are going to get better...
Of course I spook to soon as I was walking up the stare way I grabbed the rail which had bird poop on it. SO yeah its not over because know I'm walking up the steps with my hand sticking out in front of me loaded down with bags freaking out because I'm holding bird poop!
Thank god I don't have any food on me yet.
In the store I'm trying to get my bags down so I can start washing my hands, but wait it's not done. I really I can't make this stuff up.
I try to put my bags down and my hair gets caught in my purse. Now I have my hand sticking out in front of me with bird shit smeared on it. While bending over in front of our Giant glass windows in both the most uncomfortable and embarrassing way possible because my hair is being pulled by my purse. My team member at this point is trying so desperately to hold back her laughter as much as she can. All the while saying, "you can't cry. We don't have time for you to cry". She thankfully gets me untangled and I managed to wash all of the bird poop off of my hand. With a deep breathe we are Now Ready for the day to start.
I really didn't have time to cry even though I really, really wanted to several time throughout the morning. By 9:45 there were people waiting outside the door for Our Grand Opening to start at 10.
It was a fabulous experience and I was going, going, going all morning! I forgot all about my crazy ass morning while meeting all the fantastic people who popped in to welcome our shop into the area.
Therefore I will always remember having to push through the crazy and now yes I can laugh at it, but man having the determination to keep going was extremely difficult however exceptionally rewarding.
At the end of the day when things slowed down. I took a moment to really look around me I found a certain kind of peace with a touch of satisfaction.
I Did That, I Created That,
My Vision is Now a Reality for others to enjoy!
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861 SE Pioneer Way Suit #102
Oak Harbor WA. 98277
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