I love what I do ! Actually that's not right,I really really love what I do! After 10 years in the business of fashion I have learnt a few things about myself and I came to a surprising conclusion recently while taking stock of the years......what I really do love about being the boss lady at xclamations is not really designing clothes(yeah it shocked me too) what I love,truly love at my core...what I would do without getting paid is meeting people.I love people(some of my staff may challenge this lol) I truly love people.
I love that beautiful plus sized lady who walked into my store and left with truck loads of beautiful pieces feeling like a supermodel.
I love the busy husband buying his wife's birthday present online while he is out of the country and he is confident that I will deliver it gift wrapped to her on her special day.
I love seeing my wonderful staff some of who have been with me from the very start slowly evolve into family,sharing my tears,triumphs and milestones
I love my daughter screaming " I know what exclamations is!" in class when learning punctuation marks and refusing to accept its not her "mummy's fashion label" (God bless her)
I love a busy day at the store when I watch as old friends reconnect and new friendship emerge all on the shop floor trying on and admiring their new buys
I love the look of relief on my customers face as she picks up an emergency buy after being dissapointed by her local tailor.
I love praying,crying and rejoicing with a friend who two buys ago was a total stranger and customer.
I love radom text messages,emails and even phone calls from an excited customer gushing about how she had never recieved so many compliments in her life like the one she did while wearing michelle,temilola,Madiba or Oleku
I do love the awards,recognition,prestige and financial independence God has brought my way through my work but its the people, people.Its you reading my blog right now,its the people that make it all wonderful.
Thank you for 10 awesome years!!!!
And in advance,thank you for atleast 10 more.