Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A Door Closes....

from our trip to the Banfi Estate in 2011

I am no longer a cheesemonger.

I sold my cheese and wine business to a former customer and her sister. They will now take over the daily needs of my fromage-and-vino-loving customers in the small city of Dover, NH. It had been just shy of ten years and it was time for a change. What does this mean? Honestly— I don't know. What I do know is this:

Will I still eat cheese? Yes.

Will I still drink wine? Yes. 

Will I still drink wine with cheese? Hell yes!

Beyond the eating and the drinking, I will be taking a vacation of sorts. I have decided to take the next few months and enjoy not working in retail. I will sew, knit, read and (obviously!) eat and drink. I don't want to jinx it, but hopefully among all that "hard work" I can actually put up a post or two! I want to spend one holiday season where I don't have to stress about staffing and over-ordering really expensive product. I want to be awake for Thanksgiving and Christmas and not blurry-eyed and exhausted.

Although, I will miss it. I will miss my customers, the fun of helping people and bringing in new fun things to try. I will miss the bustle of the holidays in the shop. I will have to rely on my the previous ten holiday seasons to reflect and reminisce, while I sip my champagne and eat my camembert at home.

I know this has nothing to do with sewing, but sometimes you just need to tell someone. Or the whole internet.



  1. I'm sure this is bitter sweet for you. It's never as easy as we think once a chapter in our life actually closes. This is a wonderful time to reflect on your priorities and goals. I faced an unexpected layoff five years ago and it was the opportunity for a career change. Finding our path to happiness isn't always easy, but moving forward will always get you there faster than sitting still.

    1. Thanks for the words of encouragement! It is bitter sweet. But I know deep down this was the right choice. The unknown is always scary, but with each day I am getting excited about what is to come! And what can be bad about more time to sew ;)