Yes, you read that title right. This week is my last week with The Vintage Pearl.
It’s hard to believe that I’ve been with TVP for four years now. In some ways it feels like forever, but other ways it feels like it’s only been a short time. As excited as I am for my new adventure (more about that in another post), I’m sad to be leaving behind my team and my store.
Four years ago, I had no idea what to expect. I’d never worked retail before, much less managed a store, so I was pretty nervous, but I was excited to try something new. I spent a few weeks training in Tulsa at the studio, and on April 7, 2012, The Vintage Pearl Edmond opened!
It’s been an incredible four years! I learned a lot, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to do something new and something outside my comfort zone. More than anything, I’m grateful for my girls! The girls I’ve had the privilege of working with have blessed my life probably more than they will ever know. Our first little team became so close so fast. I think Annie put it best when she said that we all came to TVP needing something, and we bonded together like a family right away. As the years have passed, we have added so many amazing girls to this family, and I can’t imagine not having them in my life. We have seen each other through some of our highest highs and some of our lowest lows, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen a a group bond together like this one. I’m grateful to have been a part of it, and although I won’t be working with them every day, I know this is not goodbye.
I feel like there are so many things I want to say about them, but I think I will just let the pictures speak for themselves.
It’s so fun to look back on all of the pictures and remember all of the fun times we’ve had! We truly enjoy spending time together outside of work, and I can’t even count the number of dinners, movie nights, game nights, and other fun things we’ve done together! We’ve had three girls get engaged, and we’ve attended weddings for two of them (number three is later this year!). We’ve been able to celebrate so many accomplishments, and even when someone has had to leave, we’ve all supported their new adventures. I’m grateful to have their support as I start my own new adventure! When I look back on my time at TVP, I won’t remember the busy sale days, the difficult customers, or the loooooong Black Fridays. I’ll remember each and every one of these girls! I am truly blessed to have them in my life!
It’s a little bit sad to end this chapter of my life, but I’m really excited to see what God has in store for this new chapter! Check back next week for more info on my next adventure!