We’ve now been open for 2 months. It’s so hard to believe. The push to open was so crazy and now we are really starting to find our groove.
I think the hardest part for me is not being at the store enough. I love being there. Seeing people’s reactions and how happy most of them are when they come, is truly the best part. The vegan community in particular has completely embraced us. I mentioned this before, but people continue to drive from far distances. This past weekend I heard Canyon Country, Huntington Beach, Hollywood, Santa Monica, Long Beach, and even Seattle! We are so grateful.
Even with all of that, now that school is back in session, the weeks are a little slower which always has me worried. We are an expensive store to run and so every dollar counts. The weekends usually make up for it, but I do worry some. However, I trust and have faith that it will be okay. That’s what got me through the last 4 years and my gut has always said everything will be fine.
Every week has its challenges, but all I can do is address them head on and make adjustments as necessary. For example, we are finally serving green tea. People have been asking since we opened and today was the first day we offered it. I announced it on social media so people want to try it.
Well, guess what? We only have enough green tea/matcha powder to get through tomorrow. I thought that we had a lot more, but I guess not. Now I have to see if we can pick some up tomorrow, even though the email today from the supplier said it takes 3 days to deliver. Otherwise, we will run out sometime on Thursday. Lovely!!!
There’s always something – sometimes big and sometimes small. It definitely keeps life interesting.
The first 2 months were so crazy, wonderful, exciting, exhausting, and perfect! I can’t wait to see what is in store for the next one!