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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Leap of Faith

     Tomorrow is my last day at Princeton Paper Source.  Am I sad........yes!!!!  Am I glad..........yes!!!  I absolutely loved my job.  This was a hard decision.  There are many reasons big and small..........and they don't really matter.  I have decided to lease a space (signed the lease yesterday) in Asbury Park.  It will be a studio/gallery/gift store.  This is a lifelong dream come true.  I grew up 4 blocks from the beach.  But, you would find me in the heat of the summer with a table in front of my house selling lemonade and my old comic books.  When I told my daughter she squealed with delight.........almost as loud as the first Christmas my children got their first Nintendo.  My mom has helped make this possible and I can't wait for her to see all of my dreams come to life.  The space is right next to where my niece has a shop.....I saw it a couple of months ago.  Every morning I would wake up and have it decorated and full of merchandise.  I couldn't get it out of my head.  When we went to see Ian at the Stone Pony........I asked my niece Debbie  if the space was still empty...with a big smile she shook her head yes.  This is a big thrill, but at the same time I am afraid of failure........but, this has been the answer to......."What would you do if you knew you would not fail" question for a very long time.  I am taking a leap of faith and could really use your prayers and good wishes.


Nancy said...

Yay for you, Geralyn! Just keep all posted and I will be sure to visit. And you know I will buy!
Good luck to you.

april o. said...

Good Luck! I am so happy for you! Let me know if you need any graphic design work done!! I can't wait to one day road trip up and see it in person!

Wanda said...

That is so cool....good for you. I'm really excited for you. :) If you need anything..let me know and I will try my hardest to help you out.

Susan P. said...

Paper Source's lost is Asbury Park's gain.
Congratulations. I sure can't wait to come visit.
Best of luck,

zandra said...

Congrats! thanks for the cigar box. ;o)
Good luck, keeping my fingers crossed for you.
hugz, Z

dragonflydreamer said...

Hooray for you! How exciting that you are making your dream a reality. I look forward to updates and photos. Good luck and enjoy each moment of your dream.

xo Susi xo

Pam said...

Geralyn, How exciting, wonderful, scary, happy, lovely, joyous!!!! I am so thrilled for you. Gaaahhh!!! I want to plan a trip to visit when you are up and running. Our brains always seem to be on the same wavelength but you are actually jumping in with both feet! I am just overwhelmed for you!!! Yippeee. I haven't been on the computer a lot lately so I just saw the news. Woo Hoo. Ok I have to calm down. Luck, prayers, good wishes and positive thoughts are coming your way from me. Hugs, Pam

Kimberly said...

So very happy for you, keep us posted about the grand opening, I will sure to make a visit.
enJOY every moment of this wonderful adventure!

Anonymous said...

Ger ...

I can't wait! I'm so happy for you!


Sandi said...

Congratulations on your new store. I know it will be wonderful. Thank you for the sweet comments on my blog. This little interlude has given me lots of opportunities for reflection. I am definitely working on doing the things that I think are important. Keeping in touch with friends is one thing that I've neglected. I am changing that!

Celestial Charms said...

FABULOUS! I'm so thrilled and excited for you. Yes, I will definitely say a prayer for your success, although I bet all will work out splendidly. Wonderful news :)