Some days, actually most days, I think about how blessed I am. I may not be rich, but I am living my dream.
I just had a film crew at my shop, headed by Nick Marcoux. I made a film almost 10 years ago with Nick, called Happy Endings? (A documentary where we followed women who worked in Massage Parlors when Prostitution was legal in Rhode Island) He is still doing filming full time. He is a teacher at TAPA (Trinity Academy for Preforming Arts) He just got access to a SUPER EXTREMELY DOPE TOP O THE LINE CAMERA! The camera is on loan from Panasonic as a demo.
He has one day to shoot, so he is filming a BBQ show, and he asked to do a profile on my shop and me.
When the crew was leaving, the young woman who was part of the crew came up to me and said “I just want you to know you are living my dream”.
(What is funny is I was thinking Nick was living my dream! I would love to film more and make a living at it)
I said, thanks and it struck me how much of a dream I am living. Sometimes when you hear someone else say it, it really cements how lucky you are into reality.
I never though I would have this life, and everyday I think how lucky I am to have my own shop, and work for my self. I am not making a ton of money, but I do have a ton of stories, and I make enough to get by. I am happy.