The proverb, “A journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with a Single Step” by the Chinese philosopher Laozi, couldn’t be any truer for us at Eclectic Box Goods. We are taking those first steps in what we hope will be a long and meaningful journey. Like any explorer or maker, when you embark on a new journey, you don’t really know what lurks beyond the visible horizon. Sometimes you are delighted and sometimes terrified but the journey is unforgettable. It has been the same for us from that first moment when the spark of an idea for Eclectic Box Goods lit up our hearts and minds.
Of course, we imagined our journey to be a path of joy and fun…..and there certainly have been those moments – just like we drew it up. And there have been plenty of surprises we did not plan on. Ups and downs, winding roads and some uphill climbs. The great thing about a journey is what you discover about the world and about yourself. And our journey to our first month’s Eclectic Box has been memorable. But we made it and our first monthly box of goods that will brighten the life & home of our customers will go out on December 16th.
Critical to surviving the biggest challenges has been that we established a clear mission and values that kept our hearts and minds focussed and our mission and values will continue to guide us. It is easier to keep at it when you know why you do what you do and that it matters.
Everyday we move forward, connect with Makers, share eclectic goods in our Makers Marketplace and are grateful for the opportunity to inspire and brighten the life & home of our customers