Thursday, September 25, 2008

Here's another day dream, y'all

During my senior year of high school, all of the teachers made a big deal about what the students were gonna do after graduation. My first dream was to be a fashion buyer for some ultra high end shop. I was in talks with a fashion school in So Cal. I had a portfolio and of all the paperwork ready. My dream came to a halt when my dad said the school was too expensive and I couldn't go. Maybe we couldn't afford it. Or maybe he was too cheap and didn't see the sense it paying a ridiculous amount of money for a trade school. Or maybe going into fashion would have been a tricky business and it's would have been too much of a risk.

Turns out I'm currently repaying a loan for my Human Services Bachelor's degree, in which I am nowhere near that field of work as of now.

Life has it's many hurdles, turns, sideswipes and barricades. Everything happens for a reason. I'm greatful for completing my degree and the knowledge I have acquired is amazing. But, what now?

I probably shouldn't write any of this down as of yet...until it actually happens...but I am a sucker for crazy hopes and dreams.

Garri is closing her shop down, her family is moving and yadda yadda etc... A friend of mine offered to buy the existing shop. He wants to me to handle everything! It's a lot of work, from buying to advertising, to organizing. I agreed to it as long as I can have space in the store to do my own thing also. My idea is to help him and train his daughter to handle everything. (Garri has taught me a lot about this business). I would get them started and then open my shop near them to get this cool local hangout going.

As I am talking to my friend more and more, we seem to have a lot of creative differences concerning what direction to take the shop. One thing we do agree on: Having a deal where we help needy families in our town and giving them warm jackets for the Winter. Get the community involved, have people bring in their outworn jackets for a discount in the shop. We would get invloved with the school and just plain be helpful and give back to our community. I love this idea. I've always had a desire to do charity type work. I've done it plenty of times before, but to have this ongoing effort would be waaaayyy cool.

Garri is out at the end of this month. As details are being worked out, I might have an official OK for the store by then.

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