An Anniversary and the New ChapterBy Mary
Today’s blog is not about design trends, gardening or travel. It is about how wonderful it feels to celebrate the first year of our new personal journey.
On May 15, 2015 Charlotte Webb Smith purchased Mary Sherwood Lake Living. That business was our heart and soul for 28 years. It was difficult to let it go. It was exciting at the same time to be given the opportunity to create a new chapter(s) in our lives. Thank you Charlotte and all our loyal friends for such a wonderful experience at Lake Gaston. There is not another place I would have rather been. Working and living at Lake Gaston was a gift!
In our new Tucson location there was a lot to write about in our first chapter. Scroll back through the blogs on our web site to catch up with some interest reading of our new adventures and experiences.
Here is the beginning of Chapter 2. Paul and I are becoming engaged with life outside of owning and operating a business. He continues to explore the backroads of AZ and the surrounding areas on his motorcycle. He is volunteering with the Aquaponics Project at the University of AZ’s Biosphere 2. His computer skills has enabled him to help set up a new network system for our community computer club.
I have found there is a life outside of MSLL. For so many years my world revolved around that business. Today I have a nice mix. Number one, I am exercising more and enjoying every minute. I am learning all about how to grow and nurture plants in the desert. I have found a new artistic outlet creating fused glass art. I take on interior design projects that keep me professionally engaged and excited about design. I enjoy blogging to keep connected with all my loyal followers and friends. Reading your comments makes me feel the attachment with my NC family and our new found friends.
I think a big part of the up-coming chapter is an opportunity Paul and I have to help mentor a young female physician open a new practice in the Tucson area. Pooling our skills of healthcare, small business and design along with a few other very smart business friends we hope to guide and enable this young woman to be all she can be in her profession. She is enthusiastic about being a primary care physician and seeking a better way to have more interaction with her patients. We applaud her efforts. Here is a recent article about Direct Primary Care Medicine to give you more information about this type of health care practice.
We hope to have her ready to launch her new practice in the next few months. Brainstorming about the location, the business management, the build-out of the office site and the marketing is exciting! I will keep you updated as the plans progress.
So as you can see there is never a dull moment. We are so grateful to each and everyone of you who helped us grow in our business and personal life. Now hopefully we can do the same for this young professional woman.
New exotic granite finds or the medical office design or a whole house renovation are topics all rolling around in my head for next week’s blog.
Any preference of what you would like to hear about next?
In business and in life every day is a new adventure. Don’t let it pass you by!
Love you all!
Mary Sherwood Lifestyles
Working with you to create your lifestyle!