Almost seven years ago, I bought a building on the west side of Rockford. For years, I spent most days alone, rehabbing the space into a restaurant. Some days felt bleak. I was frequently lonely and lost. More often than not, I wondered what the hell I was doing it all for.
Fast forward to this past weekend. So many friends and neighbors and staff members filled the alley outside the building for our second annual Snømarket. I must've taken a thousand photos in my mind. I wish I could go back in time and show those pictures to the old me, the one who didn't see where it was all going.
Reader, I'm keeping it short tonight because I'm on fumes. But I'm happy. If you find yourself wondering where it's all going in your life, take heart. Somewhere down the road, you'll know. It may not be what you wanted at first, but it will be where you needed to go.
Merry Christmas, and happy holidays. See you next Monday. -Em