Update: Opening the 2nd FLOW While Pregnant With Twins!
Wow, I promised myself that I would post more frequently here, but the past month or so has been super chaotic. Not only am I pregnant with TWIN! boys, I’ve been working on opening the second location for FLOW Blow Dry & Beauty Bar. I didn’t think it would be this challenging, but carrying two means more backaches, pains, and discomforts while trying to get through the day. I take it day by day, and try not to get stressed or overwhelmed between caring for Rumi and the million things I have to do to prepare for opening. There were some delays with permits, approvals, and inspections, but now we finally have our sign up for our new location at One Loudoun in Ashburn, VA, and the construction is moving into its final phase! In the meantime, I’m doing other things such as project management, construction/design management, furniture/supply/product sourcing, recruitment/training, marketing, etc…. as well as making sure the other location runs smoothly. Thankfully, I have hired two managers for each location who take care of a lot of the day-to-day, so it’s made it easier, but there is still so much to be done to prepare for opening! I’m also lucky in that I have a home office, so when I feel tired or worn down, I immediately lie down and drink lots of water, and breathe…..
Who said being a mom to a toddler – while pregnant with twins, managing a growing salon business, and opening a new location – would be easy? I will be posting my adventures here – stay tuned!