You’re making it a reality, T. said and gave me a kiss when I showed him a business proposal I had been working on. I just call it a business proposal because I don’t know what else to call it. It’s just something I started after talking with a potential business partner. I have to say God is pretty awesome. After T. suggested I find a business partner, he prayed for it that night and I prayed for it the following night, and then on the third day I was asking a friend for advice on how to start a small business, and she unexpectedly expressed interest in teaming up with me. And she would be perfect. She’s in the process of thinking about it (at a crossroads herself in terms of career), and I thought it would be helpful to lay out a visual of what I envision for the shop so she’d have a better idea.
Although the idea of a stationery shop cropped up over a year ago, it had laid dormant even up until a few weeks ago. I was having brunch with G. in New York, and she asked me whatever had happened to the stationery shop idea. Eh, I said laughing. Not interested anymore. But then the following week I was about to fall asleep when I had a vision of a shop with light hardwood floors, white walls, and the most beautiful paper goods and fabric in colors that the world was painted in when I was a child. Maybe it was a passage I had read in Henri Nouwen’s book about the art of letter writing that fanned the flame that G.’s question had sparked. I don’t know. But all I have to say is God’s timing is perfect.