“Dream big. Start small. But most of all… start.” Simon Sinek
#ShopTHG is a hashtag that represents ‘Shop The Hazel Gennie.’
Since childhood, I’ve dreamed of working in a gift shop. Cheesy, I know. Even in high school, I sought out small town summer jobs at local gift shops. Unfortunately, they were the most popular among the creative spirits. And, to be honest, you needed a solid family connection for anyone to even entertain the possibility of a newbie joining the team.
Even before establishing a blog, I noted in my journal that I desired a to express my creativity by one day owning a gift shop. With the help of technology, #ShopTHG is it for me. I own a gift shop! I am so pumped! It is something in which I choose to invest my time, talents, and creativity. I am proud of it and I would LOVE your support. Whether you shop or share the page’s information, you help me make my dreams come true! Today, I am crafting handmade foil prints. Tomorrow, who knows? The shop is a work in progress and I cannot wait to see how my dreams unfold.
So, a quick story before you go…
A few weeks ago, a random encounter at the Post Office led me to an Aha Moment. As I mailed a few of my first orders, the postal worker noticed and asked where I purchased the items that I was mailing. It was the perfect time to practice my elevator speech. My response was that I owned a little shop that focused on spreading joy to others. Her response? “Little? That’s not little at all. That is needed! Blessings upon your business.” I could’ve fainted where I stood. It was as if that message was waiting on me to receive it. Because clearly, as I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I don’t take note of subtle signs. I thanked her for the kind words and readjusted my focus. It is not a little shop. It is something that I’ve talked about doing forever, so I know I am committed to it and that it has value. I only needed to stop thinking and/or talking about it and make moves. I had to take action!
I am so proud of me! I love the fact that I can spread joy by helping customers in their gift-giving efforts. I hope that you will continue to visit The Hazel Gennie (\ˈjē-nē\) and help me spread joy to others!
K. Jones ♥