|COCOCOZY rug display at the Capel showroom in High Point, NC (above)|
So I cried yesterday. I cried in a public place. Right in the middle of several people. Here's why.
Yesterday was the debut of the COCOCOZY for Capel Rugs collection here in High Point, NC.
Cameron Capel - grand daughter of the founder of Capel Rugs - took me into the showroom at Market Square with showroom manager Ron Bristow, Deanne O'Connor and Capel President John Magee. When I first saw the display I was bowled over with joy...giggling, laughing, ooohing and ahhhing. I chittered and chattered with glee. I was so happy! This went on for about 10 minutes.
Then all of a sudden I looked over to my left and I saw a COCOCOZY for Capel Rugs sign pasted onto the showroom window....and that is when I started to cry.
It was overwhelming in a wonderful way. Here I am, just a normal girl, who started blogging 5 years ago...standing in the middle of a posh showroom with an entire collection of 24 luxury rugs staring at me...and the brand name I made up late one night in my kitchen years ago (COCOCOZY) staring right back at me too...larger than life. It was a moment.
I know there will be many more ups and downs on this journey I am taking with COCOCOZY. I am prepared for that. I've learned a lot about myself...becoming a business owner and all...I hope I've helped you all learn a bit and get inspired too. So many of the moments I have spent dealing with the twists and turns of running a business have been challenging...some of them lows...some of them were so confusing.
Yesterday, though, was a moment that I did take to pause...I paused and was thankful for all of the wonderful people I've worked with and met along the way. I was also overcome with emotion. So I cried right there in public. A good cry. A happy cry. A very happy cry.
P.S. Thank you to Ron Bristow and Ken for setting up a marvelous display.
P.P.S. A huge thank you to Tami Watras who is the former Creative Director at Capel who found me a year and half ago!
P.P.P.S. A big huge thank you to Cameron Capel who has hosted me all weekend! Such a lovely time having dinners etc.!
P.P.P.P.S. I'll share more photos later!