This personal letter to all my faithful customers has been very difficult to write. I did everything I could to try and negotiate a liquidation sale. Alas, it is not meant to be.
Although this year of my life has had a lot of loss, there has also been considerable gain. I am grateful for both. Loss has it's purposes in life. It makes you appreciate all that
you have and makes room for something new. When you lose something or someone close to your heart, you are reminded of how blessed you are to have had them in your
This summer for me was one of a self imposed sort of isolation that created tremendous personal growth. It allowed me to see that I was truly blessed to have been able to
live my dream. Even it it was for a short period of time. I know that if I could have owned it at least two years earlier than I did, it would have had a much more successful
beginning. However, when I look at the movies that were released on DVD this past summer I do not think it would have been sustainable. I believe it would have been more
devastating to lose the store after getting it fully established. So I will count this entire experience as a blessing. From the beginning to the very long drawn out end.
Now that the final legal agreement does not include a liquidation sale, I have been starting to inch forward with life. I have just received my state license to sell Life Insurance.
Not where I ever expected to be in life but I've stopped holding onto rocks in the middle of my flow of life and this is where I have landed for the moment. One of my deciding
factors in taking on a career like this is the very reputable company I am working for. They do amazing work bringing affordable life insurance to those that need it the most.
I do not have a date but I will be back to the store some time in the (hopefully) near future. The agreement gives me back everything except for the DVD's. I am waiting for the
landlord to complete his part of this task and let me in. I will send out a quick note and let you know when I will be there in case anyone would like to come by and give me a
chance to say goodbye or to volunteer to help us pack and move everything we need out.
Some personal notes...Jan O. the mum you gave us is gigantic now and just starting to form buds. It is going to be beautiful. Kathlene M. we are looking forward to seeing the
tulips come back in the spring. Barbara T. your donation was the first one of the few donations mailed to us and this may sound strange to some but I believe it was the
starting point of our new life. Something extraordinary happened right after receiving it and I believe it kicked started the laws of attraction I had been trying to get into my life.
Although we are still struggling, we are on our way to a new life. I was blessed to get the time to process this transition and be able to make the right decision for a new
Thank you to you other donors that helped us squeak by this summer. Henry W., Bruce B., Henry S. and Dan & Lynn P.. By the way Lynn, when I was able to get into the
property in June I heard both your messages. Thank you, it made my day brighter during a difficult situation. Also to the anonymous donor that took a huge risk and mailed me
cash in a heavily insulated envelope. I don't know how else to thank you so I hope you see this.
I don't know if all of you that I referenced above are on my mailing list but I wanted to make sure you are acknowledged in my gratefulness. And to all of you that made my
store the somewhat successful little video store that thought it could. Thank you all so much for the pleasure of serving your entertainment needs and making me feel so
welcomed and loved in this wonderful community.
If anyone wants to contact me, you can continue to email me at email@example.com. I still check this email address quite often. I miss you all and hope you had a
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Thank you all so much.
September 30, 2012