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.