Planning our 5 year anniversary party has really gotten me into a reflective mood. I’m the type who is always looking forward, so it has been nice to take a moment and look at where we came from. I have been thinking back to when I moved over from Olde Town, hoping that others would see my vision - health and wellness care that is still affordable, but even more personalized. I was so excited to bring back the other tools that we have in TCM - cupping, moxa, guasha, and more. I was a little nervous to make the leap, but I believed so strongly that we could make it happen. That we just HAD to make it happen.
I didn’t realize at the time just how much it would change my life as well. For the last 5 years, I feel like I have gotten to know my people WAY better than I could have before. I get to hear more about their lives and I get to learn more about what makes them tick. I’ve gotten to see babies born and loved ones pass on. I’ve gotten to celebrate and grieve with you.
You have taught me too. I’ve gotten some great advice about life. About how to survive being a mom and businesswoman. About how to best cut a pineapple. About how to be gentle with myself when I am not perfect taking my own advice. (This is where the holiday sugar fest comes to mind. Gah!)
I am also very thankful for the team we have created here. Elena and her otherworldy healing magic and unwavering support. Sarah, who has been such a rock and cares so much about everyone around her. Kailey, with her unbounded compassion and mindful presence. And Madison, who has kept us all together and can do absolutely anything we need while keeping that amazing smile of hers. They are my sisters on this journey, and I appreciate greatly what they each bring to the mission.
And, of course, I am thankful for my actual related-to-me-by-blood-or-marriage family. They have always been my biggest cheerleaders and always believed in me.
What a great 5 years. I feel like we’ve built such a wonderful extended family here, a fantastically supportive tribe, and I am so incredibly grateful. So thank you. Thank you so much for being a part of all this.