Yep. I am convinced that I am crazy. But all the things that make me crazy also make me really happy so it is just the choice I make I guess. When you have a lot of passions and you allow yourself to dive into them … well it can make you feel a little nuts at times. In a good way, but nuts.
Today was one of those days. I have been working really hard with my good friend and business partner Debbie to get our little business sugar cone off the ground. Today was a big day for us. We are officially working with our first retailer, Dawn Price Baby! DPB is a high end baby and children’s boutique with two shops in DC (one in Georgetown and one in Capitol Hill) and she is selling our growth charts in both locations as well as on her web site. It has been almost a year since I first started talking with Dawn about working with her. She is an incredible person – a mom of 3 and a business owner and I feel like she took us under her wing and has really helped us so much. And now here we go – in a real store! Wow. And last weekend we had a booth at a local arts festival and in addition to taking orders and getting incredible feedback we also met another retailer who wants to work with us. We have a meeting with her next week. I am so happy and scared all at the same time.
In other completely unrelated news, I did a “body pump” class at the gym yesterday. That was interesting. I’m not usually a big fan of classes like that (really the only classes I like are yoga and pilates), but I thought I would give it a try. I’m sore today so I think it did something for me. It was a lot of squats and lunges – definitely targeting areas I am concerned about right now. This weekend I plan to go for a run on Sunday by myself on the trail. I can’t wait. Curious to see what pace and mileage my body will give me, but mostly I’m just looking forward to being outside and moving!!