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Waiting for perfect: My struggle with never feeling ready (Part 1 of 2)

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It was my dream to open a Pilates Studio someday.

That dream was tucked away in my heart for years because I was waiting. Waiting for the right time. The right resources. The right skills. But as my 40th birthday approached, it really got me thinking. When is the right time? Is there ever a right time? Will I ever feel ready?

I wrote this down in my journal before finding what would become my studio home:

"The space will be beautiful. It will be a peaceful, serene place that is pleasing to the senses. It will have floral artwork and beautiful flowing curtains."

You see, I wanted my clients to experience the effects of a calming environment the moment they stepped through the door. I envisioned the studio as a place of healing. A nurturing space to retreat from the stresses of daily life. A cozy Pilates home.  

I found this roughly 200 sq ft space on Craigslist. It had stunning arched windows, a powder room for clients to change, and a storage closet with a few shelves. It was definitely tiny, but I knew I could make the space work with the right decor.

My plan was to build clientele slowly and steadily until I felt ready to move into a larger space that could accommodate more equipment. To my suprise about a year later, the unit next door became available and I had an opportunity to snag it before someone else did. It was almost three times the size, with three rooms instead of one.

I didn't have much time to deliberate the pros and cons of taking the larger space. Was I ready? Should I wait until I had more resources? Did I need more skills, more experience?

How about you? Has there ever been a time where an opportunity presented itself, but you didn't feel ready? I'd love to hear about it! Email me @ and tell me your story!

Stay tuned for Part 2 - Waiting for Perfect: Beauty Unveiled

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