For one of my birthdays as a teen, my dad gave me a card with a quote I'll never forget: "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined." -Thoreau
How many of us as adults give up daydreaming about our future? How many of us give up on setting big, risky new goals because we don't think achieving them is possible? I'm guilty of this. I use the excuse that I'm "risk adverse" (this is code for "deathly afraid of failure").
Every small business owner in your hometown took a leap of faith. Their passion for something drove them to risk their personal and family stability to share their passion with the world. Support them! Some of my favorite local small businesses are Akasha Yoga, the Running Depot, the Little Way, and Carriage House Antiques.
So why am I blabbing on about this? Because I have found a niche that needs filled in the northwest 'burbs of Chicago. We are sorely in need of a cloth diapering store. I am convinced there is enough demand for cloth diapers in our area that the first person to open a store is going to strike gold! Cloth diapering is making a serious comeback. Modern cloth diapers are not your grandma's cloth diapers. But more about why they are so great in a later post...
If you know someone in or around Crystal Lake who agrees with me and wants to chat about it, contact me. Otherwise, I fear my overly supportive husband is going to empty our savings and open a store while I'm not looking.
He even has a name for it. "Peeps and Poops".