We all know that Spring brings new life and new beginnings. I’d like to announce to all of my loyal customers and fans that in May, I will be moving to North Carolina! I have enjoyed every minute of my 5 years here in Berkeley, but family, friends and the South are calling me back. My husband, Aveesh, and I are packing up all of our beads and all of our belongings, and relocating to Charlotte, NC. We look forward to this new chapter in our lives together.
The decision came about due to a number of reasons. The East Coast is home for me, and it will be wonderful to be near family again. Much of our business is on the East Coast, and there are a lot of bead and art shows that are only 1 day’s drive from Charlotte. California is a wonderful place to live, but an expensive place to operate. We feel like we are running all of the time to keep up. I heard a theory recently that the higher the rent is in a location, the faster people move, the more stressed out they are, and the less inner peace they feel. We are hoping that with our move we will bring about a change of pace, more savings in the bank, and more inner peace.
The next few months will be a bit hairy, but I am doing my best not to get worked up about it, and to take it one day at a time. I am moving forward with grace. I was listening to an Eckart Tolle book on cd this weekend, and really found strength in a point he made: stress is nothing more than our opposition towards our present situation. With that in mind, I will take each step with full intention, attention, and acceptance.
I will miss all of my Bay Area fans and customers, and I look forward to reconnecting with my fans in the Southeast. For those of you who will now be far away, don’t forget that my website www.divaliglassjewelry.com is always full of delectable delights for your perusal. And for those of you who will be near me again, I look forward to seeing you soon!
I thank all of you for your support and enthusiasm over years, as Divali has moved from East coast to West, and now travels back East. This should be an exciting adventure, a wonderful new beginning.
With gratitude and joy,