When my husband and I moved to the Charlotte area and purchased our first house, I remember falling in love with the name of our road immediately. Sunshower. It was upbeat, happy, and certain to bring good things.
Here we are 13 years, 2 kids and a new address later. Now our home rests on a new street and we’re navigating one of the most difficult seasons as a small business.
No matter the season, street name or where life will take me, my name will always be the backbone behind this business.
I’ve decided that it’s time to own it.
I’m not saying it has a lot to do with confidence but I kinda am. When I was younger and leaving behind my first career and a master’s degree…I didn’t want to just jump right in and write my name in the sky. I was tentative, testing the waters of being myself and making space for myself in this world.
Over the last nine years, I’ve built this business to be what my heart needed it to be: A space for me to create and dream alongside new friends and old. It’s everything I imagined and yet more.
With that, of course, there have been many challenges. None more so than what we’ve all encountered this year. During these difficult months I’ve experienced a change of heart. I’ve learned so much about what I truly value and what I want to be left of this business once we emerge from this dark tunnel.
My true values have only highlighted what I want for myself, my family, and my business. Sunshower will always be where my story began. It’s the place that I brought my babies home to, the place where I found my voice, and now it is time to turn the page. I emerge from Sunshower to claim my own name, to tell my own story, and to continue to tell your stories!
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