I Love VB Podcast
Mike & Megan with I Love VB Podcast approached me a couple months ago about coming on and doing an episode with them about the shop. However due to unforeseen circumstances that come with being a mom, wife, and shop owner coupled with my dads deteriorating health led me to push this interview off longer than I would have liked. Last week I finally had the opportunity to meet with them and all I can say is I am so glad I did!
If you know me then you know I am very hesitant to share my story, but Mike & Megan were truly like talking to two friends I had known my entire life. I know it sounds cliché, but Mike & Megan have such a warm, charismatic energy about them and it was the first time I had ever felt like someone genuinely wanted to know “my why”. It’s easy to look at my shop and be consumed by the beautiful art that fills it’s 4,000 square foot space and honestly that is exactly what I want for every customer that walks though Sunshine & Sweet Pea’s doors. But I firmly believe that understanding why someone does something and what drives them can make something that much more beautiful and I cannot thank Mike & Megan enough for giving me the opportunity and platform to do exactly that.
Sitting down, recording this interview, and listening to it has really given me this sense of ownership that I had never felt before. I know that may sound crazy; you’re probably thinking “What do you mean ‘sense of ownership’? It’s your shop!” But for the first time since I opened Sunshine & Sweet Pea’s it feels like mine. Listening to this interview forced me to slow down, even for just a moment during the chaos of this current season of my life, and really just take it all in and appreciate how far I have truly come and that is something up until this point, I hadn’t done. All the entrepreneur jumps, hardships, and listening to that little voice that just doesn’t ever seem to go away are what have led me to customers and artists who have become more like family and a shop that so many people describe as their “happy place” and honestly that’s everything and more that this momma of 3 could have ever hoped for 3 years ago.