I guess it says something about the type of person that I am when I take a break from prepping for the move-in tomorrow and decide to relax and write a blog. I believe the term is 'workaholic' but I prefer 'passionate and dedicated'.
It's true. We are moving into our space in Foothill Village tomorrow. I've been running around like crazy painting, preparing decorations, adding and pricing inventory, and doing things like creating an evacuation plan and scheduling building inspections. All the while, my animals are dancing around me, distracting me with their cuteness or mischeviousness. Case in point:
In the meantime, the store is running our lives 12 hours a day. We just celebrated our first wedding anniversary - road tripping to Denver to pick up product. We spent the 1 year anniversary of moving into our new home doing trainings, and the 1 year anniversary of our dog Asa entering our lives receiving inventory. Luke turns 30 next week, and we celebrated early because we knew three days before the store opens we wouldn't have time to mark the occassion. I guess that is the life of a business owner, but I think we have a lot to be grateful for. After all, we aren't opening just any business. We are opening a store we can truly feel passionate about, with a mission that creates a drive that is keeping us going through the exhaustion of starting up. We want to help your pets. We want you to see the same changes we have seen, have the same joy, and be able to feel good about your pet's quality of life. If that means a few sleepless nights and a lot of hard work, it is worth it! See you all soon!
I may sell pet food, but I also have a Master's Degree in History. Anyone want to talk British Navy stuff? No? You just want the pet food stuff? Ok...