The Collective

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In the beginning

Gabrielle Newkirk

So I lost my job about a month ago.  Right before that was when I was first forming the ideas of my own store.  My husband and I would brainstorm different names for the business.  It was all a hazy, exciting dream.  Now a few weeks later, those initial dreams are becoming a reality.  Thought becomes words, words become actions as they say.  And it's true.  I have always loved creating spaces, art, worlds within them.  Currently, I am creating my biggest world to date.  It only makes sense that I would create a new space in order to live my life the way I want: creatively, collectively, independently.  Lots of quotes and amazing advice has come my way from the very start of this new life I am creating.  One that really sticks, one that I've had in my head since I was maybe 8 years old is by hockey all-star Wayne Gretzky:  "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."  Seems silly and obvious, but it's true.  We can only win and make those "shots" if we ACTUALLY take them.  Keep swinging my dears.