Never been to East Aurora? You are missing out! The Village of East Aurora has always held a special place in my heart. Perhaps it is due to the draw of Vidler’s and the other quaint shops on Main Street; or maybe the fond memories of the Toy Fest parade; or, it could be that my favorite doctor, an optometrist by the name of Dr. O’Connor, has his office there. Whatever the reason, I have always loved East Aurora and had envisioned myself with a home there.
Unfortunately, due to my visual impairment which prohibits me from driving, while my husband and I were house hunting a few years ago, it quickly became apparent that despite our mutual love for East Aurora, it was not a practical choice. Which is okay because we found a cozy place in an idyllic neighborhood in Snyder. With the fire house across the street, a community center and park at the end of the block, and several yummy restaurants within walking distance, I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else!
Despite that, sometimes while driving through East Aurora I daydream and think, “It would be so nice to have a home here.”
That daydream is coming true! Those of you who have been keeping up with me via Facebook and Twitter know that as of May 1st, I will have that “home” in East Aurora! Awakenings has outgrown its space at the Roycroft and is MOVING. Their new location is at 500 Buffalo Road, right across the street from Knox Farm. It is a lovely space, with five offices and two classrooms that will be known as WillowLight. Judy has envisioned the space as a community for spiritually minded professionals. Guess who she envisioned as one of those practitioners? That’s right, this girl!
And guess what this girl had in her strategic plan this year? That’s right – having an office! Or to put it more appropriately, a space outside of the home where my husband and I can to do work and see clients. We have found since Baby Girl was born, we have become incredibly inefficient because our work hours are constantly being interrupted by parenting and household duties. In order to keep up with our own businesses, we decided that we needed someplace to “go.”
Don and I had just started the conversation about where the office would be located, what our budget would be, etc. when Judy from Awakenings approached us about the community she was hoping to create. If we had any doubts that this may be the path we were destined for, when she presented the concept you would have sworn she was a fly on the wall during our personal conversations. The language she used was identical to the verbiage Don and I had been using. She mentioned that she thought this could be our “southtowns” location (Don and I planned on having a north and south location to meet our clients needs!) AND the price she quoted was the exact number we thought we could manage without having to stretch ourselves. As an added bonus, this new office is only ten minutes from all our babysitters!
It never ceases to amaze me how when something is meant to be, the details fall into place. Thank you Spirit for giving us the signs and making it easy!
Now all I have to do is figure out décor !