The holidays bring as much stress as they do joy. Each day as a business owner I am filled with fear! Fear of not selling enough, fear of selling too much, fear of no one showing up to a trunk show. Am I blogging enough? Too much? Have I overused Facebook? Fear can be crippling and I lean on the side of drama.
Instead of allowing myself to drown in these all too real scenarios.....I begin flipping through photographs of places I have traveled and called on the memories of the personal bonds I have made while abroad. I realize that my next journey is around the corner and voila, the fear subsides and instead is replaced by textures, sounds, smells and the realization that the adventure will soon begin again. I do this so I can feed my addiction for street food, fresh exotic fruits, vintage textiles, beaches, antiques and shopping to create and sustain bonds with both my suppliers and customers!
|I can feel the stress melting away. Near Phuket, Thailand|
|The inside of a Durian. A stinky, creamy fruit found in SE Asia. |
|Best described as having a succulent, creamy filling but smelling like stinky socks, ahh Durian |
|Rambutan, native to Indonesia, Thailand + the Philippines|
|Burmese Puppets Heads from a favorite spot in Chiang Mai|
(Photo's from Roni + Ryan)
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