Last year my partner’s father came to stay with us to help install trim in our living space. He came from a few hours away and stayed for a few nights and we very much appreciated the help and the visit. One day when we were at work he decided to organize and clean up the basement for us, spreading all of the things from my carefully organized piles (to keep, to give away, for charity, to sort, these things together, those things together, etc etc) into random places and spaces. My partner arrived home before I did and immediately recognized that there would be trouble, texting me to warn me that things had been moved. He did this because he knows me very very well. He knows I don’t do well with change.
I don’t hate change, I just fail to adapt gracefully and need time to accept change. I find myself feeling uncomfortable, frustrated, and plain old grumpy when things change at the last minute from what I had accepted as how things would go. It’s something I’m working on.
Last fall we found out that I was pregnant. This was a very scary and unexpected change as we had decided not to have children. As with most things in life, the only certainty was that things would change, and change they have…continuously, constantly, daily, weekly, monthly…adaptation has become more necessary and more regular. In May, our sweet tiny human Ella was born. She has been a delight and I love spending all of my time with her.
Along with my own personal changes, those people who worked with were also going through changes in their own lives. This coincided with a time of my life where adapting the business to so much change and maintaining our current state was not appropriate. And so all of our lovely practitioners moved on to their new adventures like school and new towns. This was difficult to accept and my fears around having the business fail because of our new babe became a reality. Somehow though, it wasn’t as bad as I expected…my priorities have shifted. In September we moved out of our practice space and let things go for the short term. Time with Ella was more important than the stress and financial burden of keeping things going, as I’m sure most of you can understand.
I had no intention of keeping things hush hush, but it has been difficult to find the clearest way to keep everyone informed while I myself was in a fog of sleep deprivation and extremely quick days, along with uncertainty. We did not spread my pregnancy far and wide, and do not post photos on facebook (until Ella can decide to her own if she wants to be on facebook), so I know my new babe will be a surprise to some of you. I will commit to keeping you better informed from now on, I promise.
Recently I have begun bringing life back to Wild Woods in a different way, offering massage on my own in Glade and in Nelson once more. I have a limited schedule in Nelson, and require some flexibility for appointments in Glade as Ella is my supervisor there, but I do have appointments available. At this moment I am trying to make sure my previously clients (and others who had treatments/gift certificates at Wild Woods) who want appointments are taken care of first, but as I expand my availability some openings will be there for new clients.
If you do want an appointment please feel free to get ahold of me, recognizing that as always, things might change.
Here’s how you can reach me:
I wish you all the joy of the holiday season and I hope to see you sometime soon!