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Flying Lessons: Where You Are

January 1, 2013


This time of year calls for reflection…goal-setting…dreaming of different and better.  One of many things that The Fig has taught me is that we don’t get to start where we want to be.  We have to start where we are

The dream of this business blind-sided me…I did not see it coming.  But it came.  And while visions of where I wanted to be danced in my head, the feet-on-the-ground reality has been that you have to work your way to where you want to be.  It is not glamorous work.  It requires doing the next gritty thing.  And then the next.  And the next.

Frankie and I sat down yesterday, made some goals, got a loose calendar for the year. There’s a lot of next things on the list.  And there are still lofty dreams dancing in my head.  I watched This Old House and oh my, what I would give for some of those woodworking tools for Frankie.  And I dream of additional studio space.  I see it.  A heavy corrugated industrial steel building with a soaring shed roof and amazing natural light…a dust-free environment dedicated to painting and staining.  Hot water.  A restroom. 

DSCF3255But this is Where We Are

While not ideal, it is good.  Very good…maybe even dream worthy.  And we welcome you to visit us on Saturdays…anytime from 10am to 3pm .  Our barn cats will be running around…we can offer you cold water from the outside spigot…and you can check out the furniture we have available and get a peek of things to come.  

Best wishes for the new year…we would love for you to come see us where we are,


P.S.  For the month of January, we are offering a 20% discount on all furniture and free delivery.


2 Comments leave one →
  1. Anonymous permalink
    January 4, 2013 2:11 pm

    Hi Guys! It’s Cristy that took the class with you at The Mill! I am so excited for you two! June, i love the post above. A little over a year ago, my husband and I sat down and discussed what it would take for him to leave his very secure job and open up his dream job. Well, he did it this past February and God has been very good in blessing the business. His days are long, the work is hard, but so fulfilling. He has a quote now that he really likes, it says “If your dreams don’t scare you, then they aren’t big enough”. He has plans too, and dreams of where he would like the business to go, but is realizing that it will take tiem and dedication to get there. So I just want to encourage you to continue to dream big while making your dreams come true! Try not to get discouraged, just look at every moment you have as an opportunity to build a great foundation for the business. Sometimes it helps to sit and take a llok back at where you guys began and see what has happened up until this point. Every dream starts small, just look at the Wright Brothers. : )

    • February 17, 2013 9:15 pm

      Oh Cristy…I just discovered these comments! How good to hear from you. Thank you for sharing your story…and for your encouraging words. Such good timing for me:) May you and yours continue to be blessed. Would love for our paths to cross again:) Warm wishes, June


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