Flowers in January

Flowers in January

It's January, my routine has changed, I'm easing into my new daily schedule and I'm bundled up to stay warm. For the past few years I have been so busy running a shop (then moving it and changing it) that I haven't had any time to pause and reflect here on this blog. I'd like that to change so just . . .

On Change & Taking Risks

On Taking Risks & Making Changes

I’ve probably talked about this on here before, but it’s on my mind now so I’ll ramble on some more. I am equal parts analytical and creative, equally ambitious and driven with the other half of me seeking balance in all endeavors. As a result, I am constantly reevaluating and shifting and pivoting. . . .

The Power of Dreaming Big

The Power of Dreaming Big

What do you think of the law of attraction? I believe that when you put your ideas, thoughts and visions out there in a place where others can see them, more connections begin to naturally happen with those things that you are inclined towards. As one of my Gather coworkers mentioned, it’s as though . . .

The Creativity of Kids & Their Artwork

Butterfly Garden, Kid Art

It is really fun to watch my daughter think and create and see how she expresses herself creatively. One day when I was working at Gather making some flower arrangements for an upcoming event she began taking the cuttings and assembling them into her own piece. She called it her "butterfly . . .

Rabbit Foot Fern

Rabbit Hair Fern

For my birthday last week I was gifted a transplant of a rabbit foot fern. Its name comes from those little hairy leg like things poking out of the soil, though to me they look a little more like tarantula legs. I use indoor plants as a litmus to gauge how balanced I am. If I am doing alright, the . . .

Old Time Grocery Store

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One of the jobs I had after getting my driver’s license was a newspaper delivery route that took me into the rural parts of my county in Virginia. Every Wednesday I would pick up my bundle from the newspaper's downtown offices and get in my car and drop off papers to small, old-time grocery stores . . .

Reflecting on Alt Summit & Entrepreneurs

Michelle Smith Alt Summit 2012

On the plane ride back from my trip to Alt Summit I couldn’t help but take note of the following passage from the book, Netherland, that I was reading: “The business world is densely margined by dreamers, men, almost invariably, whose longing selves willingly submit to the enchantment of . . .