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Monday, December 29, 2014


Last year, I made this “Take & Leave” List for 2013. Now it’s that time of the year again where I reflect on this year.

So what am I taking from the year 2014 to 2015?

#1 The belief in the fact that I can put up, manage and grow a store --- easily, with all the drama that comes with it. The wisdom there? It’s not always as bad as you think it is. Probably the reason that you think it is THAT bad is because you are tired.

#2 Crying is good thing. Sometimes, you just really need to let it all out. The only time that you are weak is the time that you give up.

#3 The wisdom that comes with my age. Sure. To be young again seems appealing, but I feel that as I turn another year of my life over, I feel that I am so much better now than I was before. I am now more focused and I feel like I know now how to commit to a direction that I wanted to take. I never want to come back to the old me --- EVER.

With that in mind, I am leaving the following:

#1 The Villa Sole showroom --- we are off to better things. Thank you for the service.

#2 Fickle friends. I am too old waiting around for someone to make up their mind about who they are and what they stand for. I love women who are solid about their ambitions and will do the right thing to get there (no users).

#3 My bad kind of pride. Sometimes, you just have to give up the things that you think you don’t want, for the things that are actually better for you. Just because you didn’t get what you planned for, it doesn’t mean you were a failure. That failure was needed to direct you towards the right path all along. And although it hurts, you really just have to embrace it for everyone’s betterment.


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