January 7, 2013
The day is fast approaching! It's so soon! I am still in slight disbelief this is happening. I'm still thinking "What!? Am I doing this? Is this for real?"

But tis is!

By this weekend I will be moving into the new Adored Vintage retail + work studio. I feel that until all my things are actually in the space, I won't feel like it's real. There are so many things to do, I have so many ideas, so many plans! Part of me wishes I had some sort of device that would allow me to look at my future so I could see what the shop will eventually turn into.



Well, that's the other thing, I'm not sure what I want the space to be yet exactly. I really don't have plans to do a full time brick & mortar, not in the near future anyway. Although the space is a full front retail, I'll actually be curtaining off all the windows as about 50% of the time the space will be used as a photo studio and another 30% of the time I'll be sitting around the computer working in the space. And well, with this many windows and right on the street, I'd feel rather like a goldfish in a bowl (and the idea of that just makes me a bit ill).


This afternoon I had a bit of an anxiety attack because I don't know nor do I have definite plans for the space. Other than of course it is where I will work. What will it look like? How will everything fit there? All the "What?? When?? Where?? " questions swirling around my head were driving me crazy. And I'll be honest, I'm still anxious about not knowing. I plan so many things. I write lists. I have a backup plan for my backup plan. I'm THAT girl.

But diving into this new adventure is one of the scariest things I've ever done! I've never done it before and unlike most things in my life, I didn't spend months of research and writing pros and cons list and making Plan A, Plan B, and Plan C for it.

I just did it! (And I'm scared shitless, but like in a good way!)

So, lovelies, won't you dive into this adventure with me?

15 comments:

  1. I actually love the view! But then I am the lady who finds beauty in abandoned factories and old parking lots that have weeds growing up through the cracks!
    I am looking forward to seeing what you do with the space, happy planning!
    Tina xo

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    1. Thank you Tina! I'm still trying to sort out what I want the space to look like...we'll see!

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  2. It looks lovely. Good luck with your new adventure and I'm looking forward to seeing your shop grow. I have faith that it will look fantastic.

    Leanne (of Lily & Lace Vintage)

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    1. Thank you Leanne! I really appreciate your support!

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  4. Yes I will dive into this adventure with you!!! What a shop full of potential! You're going to do wonders with it, I'm sure! Way to be brave enough to take risks, and I'm sure it will pay off!

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  6. What an lovely little blog you have! And congratulations on the new venture. A store front and retail space is a dream of mine as well :)

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  7. i know...too many possibilities is terrifying! but honestly, i think you're exactly where you need to be, and once things get going it will just come! i'm so excited to see the progress!

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  8. Congrats on the new lovely space! DT Long Beach is really transforming nowadays and you've come at the best time! I totally felt the same way recently when I bought my airstream for my vintage shop. Scared shitless, but I did it knowing itll be worth it. Congrats again Rodelle!

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  11. Welcome to LB! How exciting! I can't wait until you finally open! Your vintage finds make me want to dive into the computer! Congrats! You'll <3 LB! :)

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  12. SO EXITING :)

    i'm dying to someday have a brick & mortar store of my own and I love how you're utilizing it for your online presence as well :)

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  13. go for it!!! this is an awesome dream come true - goodluck!!!!

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Thank you for taking the time to leave me a little comment, I do try to respond back as often as I can. Have a lovely day! xoxo - Rodellee