by Kimberly from Pennsylvania
I like the idea of new starts and the transformation they can bring. Moving around as a child it seemed like I got a chance at a fresh start every year and a half or so. I always wanted to be someone cool, different than who I was. But my plans always went awry and I was always just me.
Continuing the trend as an adult, I left my hometown just outside of Pittsburgh to live in very different places like Washington, D.C., Providence, RI, and Kansas City, each time I was determined to be the “real” me. Along the way I picked up a husband, some good friends, a myriad of pets, a few houses, some pounds, and one – and then eventually another – son. And while I stayed in the same line of business (advertising) I changed jobs, too.
In a few years I will be coming up on a half-century mark. I guess I have been transforming into me all this time. Finding Ivey Abitz clothes help me complete the picture of how I want to appear. Unique, pulled together, quality, and with a quirky vintage twist.
Six months ago I left the hot sweaty Midwest and headed back to my hometown. My goal is to find a quality of life I have always wanted. My own business and a dream house. I’m on my way to my own business and I have found a house.
Things don’t always turn out like you think they will. I have stopped trying to find the real me and work with what I have – the real me. The business I am building is not what I envisioned. I had pictured a cute little shop of some sort but in reality my husband and I are opening a fingerboard park and store to compete with a European brand my boys love. We hope to be a success and I think we will be. Once I can swing my loan I will have my Victorian dream house that will ultimately be a retreat for women looking for time to craft, talk, or just let their hair down without the kids and husbands to worry about.
And when it all comes together I’ll be wearing my Ivey Abitz.