I’ve been putting off writing this letter for several days now because each time I think about writing it I’m overwhelmed with so many different emotions. So I was glad when Chelsea finally pulled me into the back room to make me sit down and write it. I’m really at a loss for words for what this job has meant to me over the past 3 years. 3 years ago I was just a teacher who had a shopping problem and wandered into Chelsea’s to pass the time on my lunch breaks. Little did I know these little shopping trips would lead to a job that I adore and friends who are like family.
Over the past 3 years, we have been through highs and lows at the store. There have been so many days filled with laughter, tears and long meaningful conversations with friends who feel like sisters. Over these last 3 years, I have been incredibly blessed to sit and learn under a leader like Chelsea. I’ve never met another woman who leads with such inspiration, integrity, and warmth. I’ve been blessed to walk alongside her and see her grow, tremendously over these years and seeing her journey of embracing who she is, and challenging herself to grow has inspired and sparked the same desire within me.
If you know me at all you may know I’m often one who struggles to deal with change. I have some pretty big changes coming up in up in the next few months where I'll be transitioning to being a stay-at-home mom and welcoming a baby girl into the world this fall. I feel as though working here has prepared me and opened my heart to not fearing that change but instead embracing new opportunities and looking forward to this exciting new chapter of my life.
I feel confident transitioning to this chapter in my life because of the wonderful tribe of women I’ve gained here at the store and I know even though I may not be here daily anymore, I have a network of amazing women supporting me and cheering me on. To our wonderful customers, confident stylists, and friends, your love and support has changed my life and blessed me in more ways than I can count. I feel honored to call many of you my friends and I intend to keep these connections strong.
I’m going to try and not make this too long so I’m going to start wrapping this up by saying even though I’m no longer a manager here at Chelsea’s don’t think I will just disappear from the Chelsea’s scene. My husband already knows he’s on baby duty on book club nights and for empowerment events, so please keep coming to those and saying hi to me and grabbing a hug because I know I will miss seeing all your beautiful faces. I’m also incredibly excited to still have the opportunity to be able to do personal styling sessions here at the store, I can’t tell you how full those make my heart, so be sure to book a session with me, I’d love to help you!!
At our 20 week ultrasound when we found out our little baby was going to be a girl I was overwhelmed and overjoyed at the thought of raising a little girl. It’s sometimes so tough to be a girl in today’s world but it also filled me with so much joy and hope knowing I’m going to get to raise a little girl and share with her all amazing lessons I’ve learned here at Chelsea’s like finding your tribe, its okay to fail as long as you fail forward and how to be your own beautiful.
Thank you all for bearing with me and reading this lengthy post and thanks for all your love and support over the past three years! Please stay in touch and I’ll see you all around!
Make sure to come and see me last week for my last full week at the boutique and I'll be sure to introduce you to our new manager, Jill Turbak. I'm confident you'll love her as much as we do!