It was October 20 at 7 PM when I walked into my favorite general store and viewed the quaint shop in a different light.
If I was there in one of my usual fashions, which can range from grabbing lunch to gift shopping, I would have felt a bit concerned. But I wasn't there in my usual fashion.
There was no feeling of concern at all. Just pure excitement and gratitude. I had excitement because my dream of owning a marketing firm geared toward helping farmers, artisans and small businesses was becoming a reality. I had gratitude for every individual and experience that helped me get there, up to and including Arian and Kyra of Wanamaker's General Store. Okay, maybe I had some nervous butterflies, too, but the gin and tonic took care of that.