Note: I decided to postpone today’s planned blog post until next week. Instead I am posting an unedited cathartic writing I did the night we announced the Float Shoppe expansion next door, a community and yoga space that will open October 1st. This writing doesn’t have the normal flow of my other posts as it really is just free-form writing. When I was done I thought others might find value in my process… At least I hope you do; let me know in the comments section below!
Friday July 26th, 2013. This evening we officially announced to the public that we will be expanding to the building next door. A community center that will house yoga, meditation, fitness classes and whatever else our community will enjoy. The response has already been very positive and has given me goosebumps several times. Now, as the sun sets this evening I have found myself in a reflective mood.
It’s been almost exactly two years since signing the lease for our first location. Sandra and I’s first business and our first public expression of our own personal values towards our community. We both have always found wellness, personal introspection and development very close to our souls, so a float and wellness center only made sense. Over time though, your original intent has to sit back seat as you implement your plans. For me this began during construction. If you have read my previous blog post, you know that I became very burnt out during this time; the stress of running out of finances before even opening took a major toll on me. The goal was still there, but now it was in the back of my mind. Putting up walls and laying thinset was all I could think about. [Read more…] about A Chance to Breathe