After almost 20 years in the making and a year and half of trial and error, today I sit here writing my first SHEDLog aka Blog.
As I reflect on my past 20+ years in the industry,
it does not feel like that long of a time. I have lost that girl that had different aspirations at 21- the girl who could party on a Tuesday night (keeping up with the boys throwing down the beers), work all day and do it all over again the next night. Am I sad? NO! I have changed for the better and continue to strive to be a better person daily.
All past memories are in your life for a reason, memories! The memories that are now stories you tell others and chuckle about when reflecting. The memories, that more importantly, mold you into the person you are today. Would I ever want to go back to high school and change things? Well yes, but when really I think about it, no. It took me time to grow out of my shell, to become confident, and butterfly into this girl with passion that was always deep inside me.
The hardest part of any journey is getting started.
Once you do, the rest is easy! My journey to opening Mad Shannon’s Phit Shed (MSPS) was years in the making. I was terrified, scared, and excited all at once. Now I am forever grateful for that one cold dreary November day when things changed for me at my full time job, a job that I thought was going to make me this amazing corporate career woman. I gave myself two years in the sales industry. It wasn't an epic fail but instead an opportunity for growth. It was just a bump in the road. Sales was not my thing, not my passion, not what I was truly seeking out to do forever! Through tears, anger, and frustration, I questioned where I was going in this life. I knew the answer would come to me and it did. Do what I'm passionate about. I have given my all to MSPS and will continue to do so. I have learned from every aspect along the way. I will continue to focus on my vision and provide the utmost stellar client services I can.
Not too long ago, my Dad told me (yes, at 42 years old I still seek my dad’s advice) “Take a tape measure and place your thumb on your age. Now, I want you to take a look down that tape measure to 80. Do you see that you are doing everything you want to be doing or when you get to 80 will you have regrets?” Duly noted. Thanks, Dad! My dad has given me my work ethic, a ton of character building, and he forever be the person I most respect in my life.
Life's a journey-full of bumps in the road, mistakes, lessons learned, good times, bad times, and all the “things”. My journey has taught me to look ahead and never look back. Learn from my mistakes and take everything with a grain of salt. You are who you are and no one can change that. Do you. Love you. Take care of your body, your mind and your soul.
Welcome to the SHED Show!