Blue Skies & Sunshine
To say the past couple of years have been a wild ride, would definitely be an understatement. I believe that most of you reading this would agree with that statement. Simple items like packs of ketchup at a fast food restaurant that we have always taken for granted, we now look at differently and are thankful when they are available. Car lots are empty, grocery stores are lacking in supplies, businesses are desperate to find employees to fill positions, the list can go on and on. I do believe that during times of trials and struggles, there are also opportunities for important growth and positive change.
The past year has been a time of deep self reflection for me. I have really thought about where I have been, where I am currently, and what I would like to do. I have prayed for God to show me my purpose, and in what capacity I can best serve Him and carry out his plan for me. I will say it has taken time, much prayer, patience, and huge leaps of faith. I completely abandoned a career I thought I would never leave until retirement, and I decided to open a toy and gift boutique. Looking back now, it is really not surprising that this is where God led me. As a little girl, I wanted to be a teacher, travel agent, and own my own "gidget and gadget" shop. I find it ironic that gidget rhymes with fidget, which is the hottest toy craze on the market. What I really seek to provide is a place that provides happiness to ALL....rays of sunshine for everyone that visits my store. The name is also very special to me because my father always says, "May all your skies be blue!"
Opening Blue Skies & Sunshine is giving me a chance to bring toys, gifts, and a gathering spot to downtown Camden, SC. I have always loved towns that have a thriving "downtown scene." I love to see sidewalks filled with friends and visitors alike, socializing, eating, shopping, and events centered around the downtown hub. Camden, SC, is a town that I feel is on the brink of becoming a go to destination. We have it all here in Camden....history, horses, hospitality, and beauty. I wanted to add something that I felt was lacking and that was a place for our children to have a place to go to for fun. Blue Skies & Sunshine adds that missing puzzle piece. I will still continue to blog, but I also am now a proud owner of a toy and gift boutique and would love for you to come and visit! I am open to suggestions of items you want to see in my store and will work hard to make this store a place filled with LOTS of joy, sunshine, and of course, blue skies! Come see us Saturday, October 30th, as we will open the doors for the first time to participate in Camden's Boo Fest. I can't wait to start this latest adventure! Pura Vida and Love, Kayci