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It’s not a question of DID I move, it’s actually WHY what counts….
As I settle into my new digs, instead of asking “Did you move?” Or “Did you close?”, I’m often asked, ” Why did you move?”
The answer, although not seemingly logical, to some is simple.
“It was time for a change.” Business was well at the other location, I was getting a feel for the area, walkins were becoming more frequent, and I would like to think I overcame many of the obstacles that came with that location. On the outside. I could have easily continued there as long as I desired and flourished all the same.
But in true Sagittarius fashion, we become restless quickly. Add the artist effect and the wandering characteristic is magnified.
Any artist can relate to how energy and an overall vibe attributes to their work. As an artist, once the feeling of an ‘off’ energy sets in, there is no turning off that feeling.
As much as I loved my first retail home, after two years, a lot of memories and tons more lessons, the place I called home began to suffocate me as a creative with little or no outlet to replenish my creative energy. (Yes, I’m one of those kooky energy people on the inside, who appears somewhat normal on the outside.):
I burn candles when certain people leave my home and shop.
I’m weary of people my dog doesn’t like.
I follow astrology and am not above asking your birthdate to ‘feel you out’.
I flip out during the Mercury Retrograde by laying low.
And, most importantly –
I listen to my instincts when it comes to people and or situations.
I realized there was a need to be around other creatives and that productive type energy. One of progression and a certain understanding that truly only comes from other artists that make their living with their talents. Trust me, there’s a difference.
I live my art and as much as being a fashion designer is instilled in me, there is still a need to be replenished. Often. To look out the door and be inspired, to walk down the street and see progress and to come to work with not only an agenda, but to be inspired.
There is a huge risk in picking up and moving; a loss of some clientele, some financial set back, a sense of ‘starting over’, but that’s what an entrepreneur does. Jump out the window and figure it out on the way down.
And as an an artist, we find a beautiful way to do so.
Pushed out, moved out, but never OUT, the Universe sends us signs when’s it’s time to move on. When the cards line up so favorably, the result is nothing but great.
One of my favorite sermons from T.D. Jakes is “Don’t Die in the Nest”. It talks about how God can shake things around you when you get too comfortable to want to grow and change.
Packing was tiresome, but removing that DC from the door was bittersweet; I remembered how accomplished I felt having MY name on the door and how I felt turning the key to that very door for over 2 years and how crazy I am for walking away from it’s comfort and familiarity.
I’m grateful for all the memories behind that door, mostly good and a few bad, all adding to my growth as a entrepreneur.
But, it’s time for new doors, new windows, new opportunities and possibilities. I’m coming out this nest and I’m ready to soar.
Get your wings, y’all. I’m getting mine! Stay tuned.
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