Today’s podcast episode isn’t awesome.
It’s a quick note to let you know that I need to step away from the podcast for just a month as I tackle the beast that is purchasing a gear shop.
For the past 8 months I’ve been transitioning myself into the world of outdoor retail as I’ve been in the process of buying a gear shop that has been in my town for over 36 years.
The transition started as I researched the clothing and gear that was sold at the store. Then I learned about taxes and payroll. Then I learned about merchandising. Then I started setting up vendor accounts, learning about point of sale systems, coming up with a business plan, figuring out my finances, and establishing systems and processes to hire, train and fire employees.
My dream of owning my own gear shop came to fruition on April 1st.
Whose the fool?
This girl 😉
While I’m one of those people who always thinks that I can do everything on my own as I peeled back 36 years worth of dust in the shop I realized that I needed to drop something on my plate in order to maintain my sanity as we remodel and train staff so that we can get out doors open as quickly as possible.
As much as I’d love to drop doing the laundry, or grocery shopping ultimately I decided that I need to step away from the podcast for the next month to really focus on the shop.
Unfortunately I can delegate just about everything related to HLAW to my amazing staff but the podcast is just one of those things that I do every week and it’s not something I’m ready to pass off to someone else.
At the same time, I LOVE putting together the podcast, so it’s not going away any time soon…I’m just stepping back to take a little breather.
The fun continues today as we magically transform our back room into an office and shipping hub for online sales. We’ll be moving our gear rentals and ski services out into the store so you can chat with our ski techs as they are working on your skis. Exciting stuff!!!! . . . #basecamp #laramie #laradise #wyoming #shopsmall #shoplocal #somanyskis #downtownlaramie #formerlycrosscountryconnection #nordicskishop #remodel #bigrenovation #biggoals
I hate it when my favorite podcasts take time off so I know this isn’t going to be a popular move with a lot of our loyal listeners but at the same time I know that if you’re a true HLAW fan you know that we value self care and that means not driving ourselves to the point of exhaustion no matter how bad we feel about letting people down.
So my hiatus begins today. But I promise to be back the first part of May with a few interviews that I’ve already recorded and just haven’t had time to edit.
If you’re out there, feeling frazzled and like you’re on the brink of burnout I’d invite you to take a little time off of something with me ~ stop doing one thing even if you love it so you can spend a little bit of extra time taking care of yourself.
You can listen to my thoughts here:
Thanks for your support.
You’re all so rad.
p.s. Just in case you happen to be in Southeastern Wyoming or wanna shop from my store online you can start following us on social media right here. Our website should be up and running on April 15th.
- Instagram (check out our rad daily IG story): https://www.instagram.com/laramiesbasecamp
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/laramiesbasecamp/