I knew it was going to happen sooner or later. The day I have to quit being stubborn and yell "uncle!".
Some of you have noticed the cancellation of June's "Open Weekend". Yep, it's officially off the calendar.
The reason: I'm not super woman.
Not even close. Dang it!
It's hard for me to admit weakness.
I struggle with not being in the drivers seat.
I want to accomplish it all.
I hate to feel like a complainer.
I want to tackle every single thing I put my mind to. Stubborn like that.
But my body is requesting a break.
Work at a manageable pace.
To explain a little better, I have dealt with back pain for years. In younger days it was herniated discs, later years fibromyalgia and issues with all sorts of different names. Now some new hip complications and BAM! I'm feeling much older than 50! A surgical procedure 3 years ago to manage the pain has been helpful but has run it's course.
So here I sit writing this blog and feeling helpless for having to cancel a show.
I know the extra 3 or 4 weeks are going to allow me time to do some healing, but it's still a sucky feeling to give in.
I will still be working, designing, and picking during June but at a forced slower pace. July's Open Weekend will be stellar, and I'm excited to design more lighting and pieces I have not had time for.
We will be trying to stick with 5 weeks between openings. The past few months with only 4 weeks between shows did me in. It's a great problem to have! An empty store at the end of a weekend is a blessing, but it's a lot to fill and I have to force myself to keep a doable pace now that I'm elderly. We will be adding some other exciting events this summer and hosting more Pop-Up shops, so lots of new things in store for the future. Can you see those wheels in my head spinning? Sadly they don't stop even when I beg them to! :)
Now I'm starting fresh. Searching for answers. I'm heading to the Cleveland Clinic this summer armed with appointments with several types of physicians and Going to Kick Ass!
July's Opening Weekend
Who Am I?
I've tried it all...hair stylist/faux painter/stay at home mom/jewelry artist/late in life college student/retail shop owner/design consultant/home stager. Through it all my favorite things to do have been sharing DIY ideas, thrifting, and making something out of nothing.