My Journey

With Brave Wings She Flies

Angie Houloose

With Brave Wings She Flies

What’s it like to close a store? Honest?  I realized how it’s relatively easy to take 6,000 sq feet completely stocked to zero inventory in 60 days.  Closing because someone outside of your control (the landlord) made the decision, was something my customers didn’t understand.   I kinda did.  I mean, I’d seen “You’ve Got Mail” and “The Godfather” to know the famous quote: “It’s not personal, Sonny.  It’s strictly business.”  But boy it felt personal.  Especially when the new owner was walking out the door.  He half-turned and flippantly said, “hey, sorry”.  I’ll leave it to your imagination as to...

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What's Your Word?

Angie Houloose

What's Your Word?

Has this been a crazy whirlwind kind of week for anyone else? Hard to believe Christmas is over and the New Year is on the verge of beginning a completely new decade. I'll be honest, I'm really torn on how to start my 2020. I've done the "set goals" and I've done the "resolutions" and I've done the "what will be will be". This year, though, none of them are feeling like the answer. Like I'm feeling there's more to the start of this year than something that I can put into words. Being a words person, I am kinda...

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