Some of you may not know my background, but for 12 years I owned and operated an upscale women’s clothing boutique. It was my love and passion for so long, it was all I knew. I never thought about marriage or a family, because my store was my marriage and my family. After twelve hard, fun, frazzled, satisfying years, I sold my store packed up and moved to southern California. I needed to rest. I had put in long hours and I was “tired”.
On my drive from Omaha, Nebraska to Santa Barbara, California, I thought long and hard about what I wanted my next step in life to be. I felt I had accomplished a lot for only being 32, but I also knew something was missing. I remember when I was 20 and everyone was going out all of the time, I was always working, but that’s where I wanted to be. My twenties were a blur. I worked and worked and worked some more. I played hard on the weekends and continued to work. It’s what I knew how to do best. But I grew tired, and wanted a break. So on a May morning, I packed my car, and started my journey half way across the country to California. I remember the morning so vividly, I had the feeling that a huge “something” had been lifted off of my shoulders (a bittersweet moment, for sure). I remember playing my music as loud as I could, with all of my windows rolled down, driving for miles. On my drive I realized, maybe in Utah, that I really did want to get married and settle down, and just maybe, have some children.
(obviously there are a lot of little details I spared you from. Boring).
I arrived in Cali, and soon afterwards, met who would be my future husband. We were just friends, no seriously, we were. Then the friendship blossomed into a beautiful relationship, then we got married. And yes, it pretty much happened that fast. I was experiencing a part of life I never even knew existed. I was in pure bliss! I didn’t work for a while, then picked up a pretty good job, which to this day I’m thankful for, but it never really gave me the challenge or let me use my creative outlet. I missed my store, and missed the creative energy it gave me.
And this is where the news starts: after much thought and pondering I have decided to launch an online women’s clothing boutique, called Love Threads. The web address is www.shoplovethreads.com. The shop will carry reasonably priced clothing for any age woman. I hope you all enjoy what you see and we will continue to add new items daily.
Thank you to everyone who has supported this blog from the beginning. I never thought I’d have anyone more than a couple readers, aka family members, and it has blossomed into much more. I love you all!