pictured above: a little ‘before’ photo of our new home at 414 n bay avenue!
As you already know by now, A Lovely Universe is expanding to a larger storefront in 2018. This weekend after a large moving sale, we closed up and started to organize inventory and clear up the store for the off season. Even though this move is a positive one, it was a bit emotional to see the ‘for lease’ sign go up on the window. Sort of silly since we’re just moving three doors down and barely have to change our address. Still, this little space has been so good to me and I’ve grown leaps and bounds just over the three years spent there.
The new corner space is still empty for now but so many things are going on behind the scenes to get everything sorted out for the new build out. There’s just so much to do! But I’m super grateful for the schedule which grants me the time to really get everything done in an organized and somewhat laid back (knock on wood) schedule. In addition to a very packed google calendar over the next 6 months, I also have a notebook of my specific goals all listed one by one for this new chapter. When I opened up A Lovely Universe in 2013 at age 24, I had a dream in my head and the energy to go after it. However, I had so much to learn and still do. To be able to keep the business alive but give the whole store an upgrade and have it grow up alongside me is so thrilling but also scary! 🙂
Anyway – be sure to follow our progress on here and on instagram! I plan on posting a lot of the in between moments to give a little glimpse behind the scenes. It’s not all fun and games and cute clothes – it’s a real job so there are ups and downs. But I do pinch myself every day that I’m able to do this. So thank you for your support and please keep checking back for more!