Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The End of an Era...

I took a couple of days off from writing because what was going on in my life was not allowed to be broadcast yet. So I thought it best if I did not tempt myself and just stayed away from the keyboard.

My little bookstore that I love so much is closing. Yet another victim of this crummy economy. Last Wednesday my bosses and dear friends sat us down and gave us the schedule of events that is needed to close a business. My heart is breaking for them. I have been with them for four years and honestly, it has changed my life. I met people that I never would have met before. I had opportunities as a homeschool mom that I never would have had. I've made some GREAT friends. I am going to miss this little place more than words can say. I'm going to miss all of the ways that it has blessed my life.

I am NOT, however, going to miss the drama! Good gracious has there been drama over the years! Yesterday we sent out word to the public letting them know of our plans. Within minutes the phone began to ring and some wonderful people were crying with me over the loss of such a great resource as well as the loss of seeing one another regularly. Those are the people I am going to miss. The complainers, the moochers, the drama queens...well, let's just say that I wish them well with their journeys with another bookstore.

What are my plans at this point? I honestly don't know. My first thought was that I was going to take the summer off and just "be". Unfortunately, unemployment doesn't pay THAT well and there will be too much of a deficit in our bank account to allow that. Bummer. I was really looking forward to working on my tan! Those of you who know me know what a joke that is!! I am as white as white can be!

I am actually trying to find a location for our enrichment classes to continue to meet at here in town. I would coordinate it and hopefully collect a little "per head" commission. That would be nice, but it wouldn't happen until September. Then there's the dream that my "great American novel" will get published and then I can take a YEAR off and not worry. Yeah, I know, I'm not seeing that happen either.

So if anyone reading this has a position open in a little shop for a sassy, perky chick with smokin hot highlights (and apparently gray is now a blazingly obvious part of them), then give me a call! I'll be available June 1st!

1 comment:

Nani said...

I am still shaking my head about the store closing. It's not a nice thought, to realize that there will be no homeschool store close to us anymore that I enjoyed. I am so sorry and pray that you will find a wonderful new position that uses your wonderful talents and continues to bless others.