I grew up thinking my life will follow a straight path; go to college, get a good job, marry, have children and live happily ever after. Needless to say, my story did not go quite as planned. No matter what age, the internal battle of what I should do for a career versus what my true calling may be lived somewhere in my subconscious. One path pays the bills and the other is giant question mark. Still, at the age of 40, I continued to grapple with this same question. I knew I wanted something different but was unable even to dream of what that might look like much less find words to describe it.
Within a very short time frame, a once in a life time offer was presented to me. A feeling more closely described as optimism rather than practicality took hold of me and wouldn't let go. I became keenly aware of a tiny door, deep in my subconscious, that stored a creative outlet I never knew I possessed. I was also aware that once it was opened, I was never going to able to close it again.
I would love to share with you all the knowledge I have gained in nearly 4 years, but to be honest, most of it is quite embarrassing! I am saving all those juicy bits for my book. (Or you can read more about the journey on my blog, Small Business Warrior!)
Pear Tree has continued to evolve over the years, as have I. One of the most inspiring and rewarding components of owning a brick and mortar store is being given the opportunity to use the space to create an extension of my vision, values, and purpose. It is a great honor to offer this space for customers to enjoy.