It seems like only a short while ago I was blogging about opening my own business!! Or should I say, our business. My husband went in on this endeavor with me, and retired 3 years later.
Ahh the memories back then! The big gold ear, the preparing of the office, the wonderful, high expectations! It was an exciting time.
That was in July of 2011. Oh, how time swiftly passes!!
Several years ago the big gold ear showed signs of rotting, and so we purchased a replacement for it. Only this time we asked for a double-sided ear. Our carver put a nose on it (**gasp**) but hey, whatever, right? Haha!
This working from home thing has been wonderful! But Covid has not been kind to any of us, right? I miss the talking to people without wearing a mask. I miss the many hugs from my customers. I miss normalcy. But don't we all?
I decided in late March, after having wasted thousands of dollars on advertising just days before the pandemic shutdown, (spring and early summer are some of our prime months to prosper), and having to shut down for so long - it's time. Goodbye - All About Hearing!
I'm still doing curb service for those in need of service, but it is doubtful that I will open my doors for real business, and on Dec. 15 I will retire the open/close sign, and likely take a hatchet to the gold ear (anybody need some weird lawn art? haha!) Then I will take on the title of RETIRED myself! No hatchet job tho. Eeeeek!
So that's my Covid related story. I'm looking at this in a positive light tho. This will give me more time to do the things I love. Reading, writing, spending time with my family etc. A new chapter in my life, is all it is. So once again, I'm excited with this new future - and I thank God for clearly speaking retirement into my heart, mind and soul. It is all good!