It’s hardly a secret that I closed my salon in April 2008 and have missed having my own business each day since. I am an entrepreneur at heart – I love everything about business ownership (even the tough times) and hope to be in a position to try it again some day.
The toughest part for me has been the fact that I frequently (like at least once a week or more) drive by my old place. And every time I would see my old sign (that I designed) still on the street corner. My space has been empty since I moved out. I wonder if it would have been easier to see a new name and business in my place right away – I don’t think any of it has really been easy and I think I would have had some problems no matter what happened, but seeing my sign on a weekly basis for 4 years has been tough.
The last few weeks I’ve seen some signs of work being done in the old space. And yesterday, I saw the street sign down. It was weird – my breath actually caught in my throat for a second. It was an unexpected and odd response to the change. Luckily it was a fleeting moment and soon after I found myself wondering what would be filling the space and what the sign will look like. I wonder if the people who will be there are nice. Why didn’t they like my beautiful chocolate brown painted walls and have them torn down?
Here is what now is on the corner…(and I’m sad because I cannot find anywhere in my photos a picture of what it used to look like).
Here’s to waiting to see what will be there next!
And cheers to me and the next chapter with the last “visual” signs of my salon finally going away.