I know I’ve been MIA for the last few months – but I promise it’s for good reason!
As some of you already know, I found out that I was pregnant shortly after making my decision to close the shop in February. Although it was completely unexpected and quite a shock (I wasn’t exactly planning on having children yet – if at all), the timing honestly couldn’t have been better.
My life was already in a major transition, and this news actually fueled my fire for Lola’s future. I didn’t want to waste any time getting back to work – I knew that the sooner I started saving money, the sooner I’d be able to re-open. I immediately started full-time hours at a healthcare office I had worked for prior to starting my business. Luckily, my boss and I had kept in touch, and when I reached out to ask if I could come back to work, he took me back – no questions asked.
I’ve always taken more of a holistic approach to my health, and I encourage those around me to do the same. My work background (aside from bra fittings and lingerie, obviously) is mostly responsible for my enthusiasm in this area. I have been able to watch several people with various ailments, disorders, and diseases find health and happiness without drugs or surgery. Even kids with ADHD, asthma and allergies, or people suffering from depression, anxiety or digestive disorders. Being able to help them get better again (and not by covering up their problems with medication), has made my transition from the owner of a rewarding company back to an employee much easier. It’s truly a part of who I am and I am happy to still be able to help change lives every day!
About two weeks into my new work schedule, my boyfriend Sean and I moved out of our condo in Grayslake and into a beautiful lakefront home in Antioch. Although we had been seriously discussing the possibility of moving out of state (Seattle) for a while, this new house was more than enough to make us stay! Moving while pregnant and working was a bit difficult to manage, but we pulled it off (we’re still unpacking 6 weeks later…) and we are really looking forward to enjoying this summer on the chain!
And that’s about it in a nutshell.
Even though I really miss Lola’s boutique, I miss my clients more.
Many of you have been asking where to go for bras now that Lola’s is gone, and I absolutely recommend going to La Bellissima in Crystal Lake. Kathy, the owner, is simply amazing and her selection is outstanding!
On another happy note, I have finally begun work on Lola’s private shopping website, getting it ready again for online sales! I plan to re-launch in June (if you’re on our mailing list, you’ll get an e-mail with a coupon!) with much faster and better service. I’ve also got a few event ideas up my sleeve for the summer as well – I can’t wait to share!
Stay tuned, lovelies!
P.S. Our baby girl is due September 21st. Looks like I’ll have someone to take over the family business! 😉