“Everything happens for a reason”
“You have to stay positive”
“When one door closes, a better one opens!”
These are the silly, cliche statements I heard from my momma the past month while I frustratingly cried to her over the phone. My responses were usually something witty, like “well if a better door opens then how come everyone doesn’t walk around slamming doors shut?!”
She didn’t get where I was coming from…
The past month has been one of the scariest of my life. It was confirmed that our landlord would be leasing our space to another business, we had 30 days to find another home.
This wasn’t a huge surprise to me. I figured this was very probable and I had been seriously searching for a new space for the past 6 months with a wonderful, fantastic commercial realtor (who also happens to be an AerialCLT student.) You rule, Patty!!!
This month, I faced the very real possibility of having to close AerialCLT. I was working on coming to terms that I might have to tell my 3 best friends that they would be losing their jobs, that my love and passion would no longer have an outlet, that we would no longer have a haven for our community, that my biggest achievement would be gone, while at the same time trying to stay hopeful and optimistic that something would work out. It had to, right? When one door closes…