Seasons

Party girl. Teenage mom. Wife. Full time worker, mom of two. Stay at home mom of three. Struggling single mom. Full time worker, mom of three. (Very early) Retiree. Empty nester. Newlywed. Stepmother. Part-time worker. Business owner. Grandma.

I have spent a time in each of the above categories. I would change none of it, because I would probably not be where I am right now, and I love the season of my life that I am in. I may not appreciate it as much if I didn’t take the long, back roads to get here. I can remember what it was like to be a young mom, a young wife, a mom of three, a divorced mom of three. Life was not easy, looking back it wasn’t always as hard as it felt either. I remember praying for my youngest to go to school full time, now I would give anything to have my adult children be my babies again. I am so grateful that I have my grandson, what a wonderful blessing to see your childs child and sit and reminisce about when his daddy was little. There were many struggles, there were many tears, but above all, there was so much laughter, so much happiness.

I haven’t written a blog in a bit, not really sure WHAT to write about. Sick of the Pandemic BUT it’s where we are right now and it seems like you kinda have to write about it…but there isn’t much that hasn’t already been said. I have limited my time on Facebook because of All.The.Things. being said. SO MUCH, TOO MUCH. It’s really crazy to me how I am friends with so many people who are such extreme opposites, there really seems to be no happy mediums. It’s exhausting sometimes, but I am a happy lady in my bubble living in this lovely season of my life. Who knew my 50’s would be so…wonderful. My children are adults, we talk/text, and laugh. I miss them BUT love knowing they are happy. I am in a happy, healthy relationship. I can even appreciate the gift my ex-husband unknowingly gave me, he taught me the type of relationship I DID NOT WANT, and that helped me appreciate my second marriage so much. Sometimes lessons are hard, but in the long run, worth the outcome. Plus, I got three amazing humans that I wouldn’t give up for ANYTHING, ever. Life currently is haywire. SBA Loans, unemployment, an essential husband, worrying about a virus, worrying about my small business, worrying about a lot of small business owners, but knowing how lucky I am that I, and my family, is healthy. SO many things rolling around in my head.

I miss Seaglass, that once a month FUN and excitement. I am so looking forward to attempting a nice soft re-opening in a couple of weeks. I know a few of you are aware, but doubt EVERYONE knows of the dark cloud hovering over our special little Seaglass community. There is a very real possibility the property that SSM is on will be sold in the next few months. What does that mean for us? It means BIG changes. We are still waiting for a final word, one way or the other, and then we’ll figure it all out. We always do, right?! This really was not what we expected to follow a Pandemic. It’s a punch in the gut when someone else’s decision can make or break your business. In February I felt like we had crossed a bridge and things were just going to go UP UP UP andddddddd BAM, crazy how quickly things changed. This came about right after I promised myself this pandemic would NOT take out my small business. (Sigh) This, too, is just another season, another lesson. I know one day I will look back and think, well that was a blessing in disguise…it’s just hard to look at it that way while you are stuck in the middle of it. I have too much time on my hands to THINK. Sometimes I’m constructive and other times I lose it and have little mini meltdowns. (Deep Breath girl, you got this!) Thank goodness I have an amazing support team.

I will ask you to say a small prayer that we end up where we should be and grow into the amazing business I know we can be.

We are pretty excited to be using Calendly to schedule shopping times for our May Market, we are allowing 15 customer in the warehouses at a time. This app will help us keep it as organized as possible and limit any wait time. If you’d like to pop in, get some shopping done and head out (no dilly dallying, at least not yet!) please use this link to schedule your time with us https://calendly.com/seaglass/may-market, we ask you to try to get through both buildings within an hour. Social distancing will be a must, so we will also ask you to be aware of those around you and help us keep you and our vendors safe. We will be taking ALL precautions required to protect, sanitize, disinfect, limit contact and practice social distancing inside and outside the warehouses. Please pay attention to the new rules and regulations we will be following and will require of you as necessary, and as required, by our Governor. Visit our FB event for more info. If you are sick, please stay home…if you have a compromised immune system, please stay home. We understand you may not be ready to visit with us, and that is ok too! We hope you’re doing well and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Stay well, stay safe!

Thanks! Kelli 🙂

Published by seaglasssalvagemarket

My name is Kelli, I live in Leland, NC and I own Seaglass Salvage Market, a once a month indoor/outdoor Meet the Maker Market. On the third weekend of each month you will find artists, artisans and entrepreneurs selling handmade, homemade, resale and retail items out of our two warehouses. We also have food trucks each day of Market, as well as outdoor vendors and outdoor seating (weather permitting). We are open, rain or shine, the **3rd Weekend** of every month! Friday, Saturday and Sun 9:00-3:00 and can be found at 1987 Andrew Jackson Hwy in Leland, NC. Once a month, every month, all year round!

4 thoughts on “Seasons

  1. Amen, amen. To all of the above, miss you and your wonderful place you and Brad created…

    See you soon,
    Hugs,
    Maureen

  2. Hey Kelli!
    Thinking of y’all in these very challenging times!!
    I do believe you will get through this!
    You are an leader and with a tribe of talented and special people!!
    Hang tough and pray for patience!
    Prayers and love all around!

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