So awhile back our church had a space that they converted into what we call The Storehouse. The Storehouse is a community oriented place that longs to serve the community of Dungannon with practical aid in homes, family life, etc. When the Storehouse was being refurbished our leaders Jason and Michelle Scott decided that some of the space should be set up as a cafe environment. So now the Storehouse has this amazing space basically ready to be used as a coffee shop. That is where I come into the picture. I have been asked and given the unique privilege of getting the coffee shop up and running, eventually opening it up to the general public. My husband Bryan has basically been giving me great advice about pursuing my dreams when they are right in front of me so I have a whole wagon load of thanks to throw his direction. I can truly say I would not even be attempting this process were it not for him. I also have a lot of trustworthy, uplifting friends to thank so thank you all. And to my family, thanks for encouraging me always.
When the idea of the coffee shop started to become a reality I immediately wanted to start a blog about it. So hence, this blog has began! I'm so excited to share this journey with anyone who is interested but I think am selfishly doing it so that I can chronicle this part of my life and capture the moments that I experience during this process.
So far the range of emotions I have felt regarding the coffee shop also lovingly known as 'The Press' are as follows: pure and unadulterated fear, indecisiveness, frustration, negativity, hope, apathy and the feeling of being extremely alive. I'm anticipating the many adventures that The Press will present me with. But I think many of them will be a growth experiment for me. Am I ready to tackle my dream? Am I ready to commit to this project and not hold anything back? Am I ready to dream bigger than I ever thought possible because the options seem endless with the directions this place could extend to? Well, I don't have any answers right now but I'm moving forward and for me that's a good place to start. So come along and join this journey. I really hope you do!