The Grace Of Acceptance

A year ago, this was our last normal week, and we didn’t even know it. At long last, this month, I’m starting to sense a lightness of being. Perhaps it’s the sunshine and warming temperatures, but it feels almost cellular. There’s a grace to acceptance – this is where we are. It’s a feeling that we’ve let go of what we want and embraced what is.

We’ll get where we’re going, a return to some close semblance of our former lives. It will take the time it takes. Speaking as a professional fretter, anxiety doesn’t help. Calm does. Gentle does. However, I’m not suggesting that we just “go with the flow”, we must be engaged. La-la-la and fingers in our ears is not the answer. It’s close, you feel it too, right?

In the space of three weeks, we’ve gone from bare to blooming. Spring is coming and with it, the hope of a new life beyond COVID. I can’t wait to see you there. In the meantime, mask up and come say hello!

If you’re craving some new duds for the new season, rest assured that our racks are filling with designer resale treasures, fun everyday brands, and women’s resale shoes galore!

xoxo ~chris

Author: Chris Gauger

Chris is a self-confessed resale fashionista. A fashion recycler from an early age, she learned the consignment business from her mother, Jan Gauger, at omt divine resale in Lincoln, Nebraska. Chris moved to Portland, Oregon in 1990 and immediately felt at home, among her people. She started Here We Go Again Deluxe Resale Boutique in 1992 and has never looked back. The second location of her store opened in 1997. Chris loves pretty much everything about clothes and fashion, but she has a serious boot and shoe addiction that is fed by the two stores. It's doubtful she will ever be recovered. In addition to clothes, Chris loves mentoring young women and teaching them about what it takes to run and manage a small business. She has employed some pretty remarkable women over the years and is grateful for all they've done to help grow Here We Go Again. She is a Hoosier by birth, but was raised in Nebraska. She has two sisters who continue to run the consignment store there, and one brother who has sense enough to stay out of the way. Her husband of twenty-seven years, is a land use planner and the fix-anything-guru that Chris relies upon more often than she'd like.

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