We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. T S Elliot
“Full circle moments happen when we revisit a situation or circumstance in our present life that occurred in our past. The event of the second experience creates a circle in which we view both perspectives—past and present—simultaneously. Viewing the “there and then” and the “here and now—seeing their relationship and connection completes the circle and creates a richer and fuller experience.”
I posted on Facebook last week that I had experienced a full circle moment with LTD 7 and the post was well received. I wanted to take this opportunity to share with you again my thanks for your well wishes and memories. For those of you who are wondering what in the world I am talking about, I have some awesome news:
LTD 7 is opening a second store!
This new store comes on the heels of LTD 7’s two year anniversary, but the full circle moment started over twenty years ago. I was hired by Terry and Ginger LeMasurier, the owners of The Virginia Made Shop as the General Manager of their two locations. Little did I know this would be the stepping off point for my first independent retail store, Dancin’ Feet, in 2002.
Twenty years passed and now…guess what? LTD 7 will be neighbors with The Virginia Made Shop when we open LTD 7’s second location in June. I cannot be more excited!
If you would have told me way back when that this was how my full circle moment would come to pass, I would have chuckled and said, “No way!” But life has a way of grabbing us by the bootstraps and fashioning our hopes and dreams into passageways and opportunities that we cannot even dream about. Patty Davis once said, “If you hang around this earth long enough, you really see how things come full circle.” I would have to agree.
I cannot say enough about Terry and Ginger or their shop featuring Virginia gifts, souvenirs, Virginia Peanuts, honey and so much more! They recently celebrated their 30 year anniversary as a small business in Staunton. I know you will support them as LTD 7 becomes their business neighbor as well as the gold and silver on our other side. The Virginia Made Shop’s Facebook page can be visited here. Let’s show them some LTD 7 love! Please like and share!
We will be launching our second location in June. Stay tuned to Loyal to LTD 7 and LTD 7’s Facebook pages for announcements.
What are some full circle moments that you have had in your business or personal life? Did they catch you by surprise? Would you have expected them? I would love to know!
Living the Dream,