This is the 3rd piece of our blog on the beginnings of Bella Viságe. Our partnerships have strengthened us and allowed us to open with great confidence and support. Copious amounts of thanks goes to our faith, friends, and family.
One of the best ways we can take care ourselves is in recognizing when we are too stressed or too tired to keep on keeping on. This past December we were at the end of our remodeling phase and had just found out that we were facing 3 – 6 weeks of further delays because of some state licensing issues. So there we were, “all dressed up and nowhere to go”. I had recently connected with an old friend on Facebook, Mark Richardson. Mark and his wife had relocated back into the Gainesville area and opened an art gallery in Micanopy, FL. So I jumped in our brand new sport turbo, headed north and opened her up. I spent the day walking thru all of the shops in town and catching up with “Sark”. Their shop; “Somewhere Along The Way” is a great place to stop in and enjoy the works of artists of several different media and forms. Micanopy is truly a gem to be found. If you like vintage and small town charm this is the place for you! Just minutes from Gainesville, Micanopy is surrounded by some amazing natural resources. Camping, hiking, biking and more adventures are yours to be had.
Let me close with this thought: Faith, friends, and family.
Faith. Without it Shelli, Jeanna and I would have never begun this journey. It has been amazing to watch as things “just fell into place.” Jad Tremel was sharing with me and described it as a “season of growth.” We opened our minds and hearts, and HE allowed the right people at the right time to enter our lives. What a ride so far!
Friends. We have made a lot of new ones the last 6 months, and depended on our old ones for strength and support. You know who you are—enough said!
Family. Sometimes it’s your siblings, parents, sons and daughters, etc. Other times it’s those who you have gravitated towards. You know, the people who know your heart and your dreams and decide that they are in. We are moved by them. They have “it.” It’s hard to define, but you know it when you feel it. That thing that inspires you to be a little better. They take the journey with you; all of it, the good and the bad. They lift you up and support you, and they keep you grounded. When you hear us say Bella Viságe is a family owned business, “now you know the rest of the story.”
Thank you again for taking this journey with us. Keep watching our website for more blog posts! Our topics in the future will lean more towards skincare, wellness, massage and all things spa however, I’m sure we’ll also be keeping you updated with happenings from ‘around the spa’ as well. Here’s to a fantastic adventure! Make sure to follow and share us on social media.