So, Pippa & Ky has been floating around in my head for a couple of years. It’s a concept that I knew I wanted to push forward with. I have spent countless hours daydreaming, brainstorming, planning… Some weeks I would even set up a schedule with one hour every day dedicated to working on it. Only to get through the week with not even a glance at that schedule. When Covid-19 literally hit our community and we were forced to shut down our three retail stores and begin our “Shelter In Place”, I went into a sort of shock. I couldn’t wrap my head around what had happened. I tend to be a positive person, but usually that positivity only comes after I have a good “freak out”. So I did. I freaked out. I was scared for my family’s health, I was sad at the closure of our businesses, I was worried about finances, I was mad at everyone’s suggestion that “you’re not the only one”. And then I kept coming across one quote over and over again, “Great things never come from comfort zones”. And while I never would have chosen this diversion from my “comfort zone”, maybe I could create something good out of it? Maybe what I had needed was to get kicked out of my comfort zone? Sometimes the craziest of situations breed creativity. And sometimes a little fear can motivate. I also think sometimes in times of chaos it helps to have something to grab onto. Whatever it is, I was motivated. And while this launch is certainly not perfect, it is my start.