I’ve been working nonstop this week to get books inventoried since I’m now registered to do business in Arkansas. Silly me didn’t back up all the work I had done previously, so when my laptop died, all my work went with it. Now I have a back up hard drive and a much more organized hard copy. It feels like its taking forever, but I know it’ll pay off when I find the perfect place and open up the actual store. I’ve really been dragging my feet with that because it is such a BIG and (even more scary) PERMANENT move. But its time to suck it up and do it.
The other thing I have to worry about is whether or not this town and its people will be able to tolerate me, let alone like me. I thought I grew up in a small town. Boy, was I wrong. These people know intimate details about each others lives, and I stick out like a sore thumb on the best of days. But maybe I’ll be able to shake them up a bit, and hopefully, eventually they’ll welcome me.
We’re headed to southern Indiana this weekend for my good friend Andrea’s bridal shower. It will be very nice to see old friends and I hope that it will help me get some of “me” back.