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Lessons Learned as a Boutique Owner: Self-Care, Simplicity, and Celebrating Connections

Boutique Owner sitting on sofa in Boulevard Home

Taking a much-needed break from the boutique during the holiday season was truly refreshing. It reminded me of the importance of self-care and doing things that bring joy. Prioritizing time for ourselves is vital for overall well-being.

Here are some of the activities I enjoyed over the Christmas break:

- Embracing new hobbies like reading books, embroidery, and cross country skiing.
- Hosting our daughter's out-of-province friend and sharing in her first mountain experience.
- Catching up on sleep and focusing on self-care routines.
- Celebrating a milestone with my husband.
- Finding joy and peace in solitude and stillness.
- Spending quality time with family and friends, making the holidays all about people.

Exploring new and revisiting old hobbies taught me the value of simplicity. In a world filled with constant stimuli, finding peace in activities like reading, embroidery, and skiing is refreshing. Simple moments often bring the most fulfillment. Celebrating milestones with loved ones reminds us to cherish relationships. Taking time to create memories and celebrate special occasions is what truly matters.

As I return to work at the boutique, I carry these valuable lessons with me. I will incorporate them into my daily life, not just during the holidays. Reconnecting with nature, bonding with loved ones, and embracing moments of solitude will be my focus.

Moving forward into the new year, I encourage you to do the same. Hold onto the spirit of the holidays by spreading love, kindness, and gratitude wherever you go. Embrace simplicity, cherish relationships, and find joy in the present moment. Together, let's make this year fulfilling and meaningful.

Thank you for joining me on this journey, and I wish you all the best in the year ahead.


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