“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” – Wayne Dyer
Humanity is exhausted with 2020. In particular, it was supposed to be ‘MY’ year. After the much awaited launch of House of Tribalfare in Nov 2019, I was just starting to experience the joy and pride of being a brick and mortar owner. Finally.
Just grasping at this fragile moment of glory, little did I know that my life was about to change yet again. After 5 months of steady growth in numbers, the first 10 days of March 2020 broke all previous sales records and I had a solid plan for the 2020 Holiday Season.
How do you relocate and move the business and family from Michigan to Florida in the middle of the pandemic while you grapple the devastating scenario of closing the location you just started? As absurd and untimely as this career opportunity was, my husband and I could not ignore the growth this would afford him in his career and of course how we would all grow as a family. Well all of us except me I thought. The practical implications of this decision overruled and as much as I severely disliked it, I knew that this opportunity for Raj was once in a lifetime much like the one he supported for me when we decided to invest and start the retail store. How could I NOT support his dream opportunity when he has for the last few years whole heartedly supported mine? The road ahead would not be easy, I knew, but we had moved so many times internationally that moving to Florida was ‘at least’ within the US.
If experience has taught me anything, it is the belief that I will come out stronger from this, that Tribalfare will grow beyond my wildest dreams here in Florida. How exactly I’m not sure yet, but I know that there’s light at the end. And if there’s no light yet, its ok. Its certainly not the end. And so, I’m trying to change the way I look at things hoping that the things I look at change. I’m certainly not alone in my experience through this trying time and thankful for the opportunity we are presented with.
I’m excited and reinvigorated to brainstorm the next chapter for Tribalfare and can’t thank you all enough for witnessing this ride with me. Here’s to reinventing and relaunching House of Tribalfare 2.0. Stay tuned!
(Image captured by Forrest @tropicophoto in Jaipur, India Feb2020)