So, I'm not sure what happened, but I had words to go with the picture about beginnings and endings and somehow it didn't post. Somedays I'm more technologically challenged than others and apparently yesterday was one of those days! At any rate - let me try again...
As I pulled out of the driveway in Kansas on Wednesday with Regis as my co-pilot, I had a moment of realization that I would no longer be making that trip on a regular basis anymore as I have for several years. And when I walked into my office space, it really hit me. The doors of Hand in Hand at 815 are closing. A chapter is ending. There were fewer pictures on the walls and some of the furniture removed. Just as it was in the beginning. It was just four walls with a table in the center. That was how things started and that is how things will end.
I began the final process of taking things down/apart and getting ready to pack up last night. I will do some touch up painting today and get things loaded and tomorrow morning, I will turn in my keys. There is a bit of sadness in that fact, but there is also joy and gratitude. I have been #blessedbeyond measure with amazing clients, wonderful friends and a beautiful and warm place in which to do my work. A work that I had no idea I would enjoy so much or do as a career or for this long.
The thing is there will always be endings with beginnings and beginnings with endings. It's the circle/cycle of life. Things start and they end. It's the dash between that makes the difference.
When I set up my website and blog under the author section it reads "Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview." Whew - cuz that's all I've got for the moment. I'm a pretty simple person who lives life lovingly. I care deeply and am passionate about many things. I have always had a spirit of (I'm going to call it) entrepreneurship so have been self-employed about as much as I've been employed by others. This is a place where I share thoughts, ideas and happenings. I'm finding that sharing my story (life) helps me as much or more than it helps others and I find that empowering. Keep doin' what you love and lovin' what you do! XO-KM