There comes a moment after weeks of being sick in some form or another where you just need to get up and do something no matter how slowly you’ll be doing it. That’s where I am today. I woke up knowing I had to go for a run, even if it was short, even if I didn’t run my normal pace, even if I was left feeling a little tired. My spirits are up, and that was the point–not a difference in circumstance but in attitude.
We exist in a sort of paradox right now: continually hoping things speed up enough at the store so we can have the freedom to actually slow down, provide more for our employees, and be better stewards of the gospel. It feels like we’re on the edge of that. It’s a big responsibility but also exciting to see the store grow and mean something to the community. I almost can’t believe we’re nearly upon the holiday season but I’m certainly encouraged by the possibilities ahead.