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.