On Friday I spent the day doing errands with my husband. We decided to stop and visit a couple of friends in Seattle. First, we dropped in on Johnny and Taiko at their new sake shop called Sake Nomi, in Pioneer Square. They have a passion for Japanese sake, and it shows in the implementation of their business, with no detail being left out. They have great products and a warm yet urban, organic atmosphere, and they are having a great time running their business.
Next, we went to visit our friend Yoko, who works at a Japanese gift shop and art gallery in Capitol Hill. In addition to her work, she is an accomplished artist herself; the purpose of our visit was mainly to see her new installment of handcrafted felt animals. She had a very successful opening reception, and was very excited to have sold some of her work.
As my husband and I were heading home, we were talking about Johnny, Taiko, Yoko and many of our other friends who, like us, have found a niche for themselves away from the structure(and security) of a traditional job. Our discussions with our friends don't usually involve such topics as commute times, daycares or workplace issues; Most of the time we are actually brainstorming ways to make more money!
So this Thanksgiving, I am grateful that my husband and I do not have to participate in the rat race. (I'm a Realtor, my husband does graphic art, and we run a wholesale and internet tea business.) As hard as we work, I feel like we have it easy compared to others who have to commute an hour or more, some to their high-stress careers. I don't think I would be able to cut it.
- I still have both of my parents
- I have a wonderful husband and son
- I have a warm home(thanks to newly installed gas heat)
- I have a car that runs well
- I get to walk my son to school every day
- I live 3 minutes from work
- We have 'enough'
- I love my career and my business
- I love my office and get along great with everyone I work with
- I have many wonderful friends, and...
- that I have found the Active Rain Community!
What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?