When Will It Be OK…

…to stop feeling afraid?
Recently I was reflecting on how I felt at this time last year. Fear was rampant-every doorknob, every surface, every inadvertent touch, shared space, large or small-it all held a threat.
We know more now, our fear has transformed, and while not omni-present, it’s at least still an undercurrent. I cross the street to avoid people, step aside to keep from passing by too closely. The only places I shed my mask are alone in my car and in my house.
I so want this to be in the rearview, and believe we’ll rise up out of this fog gradually, until one day, a realization will hit-the fear is gone.
Until that day, there are things I do to dispel my fear, getting outdoors, completing long overdue small fix-it projects and getting my hands into the dirt. Basically, whatever gives me a sense of being in control. What works for you?
xoxo ~chris
p.s. You needn’t feel afraid to shop at our designer resale boutique in person! We are very precautionary about cleanliness, and keeping to our maximum capacity. If you haven’t visited recently, we’ve rearranged and reorganized to make it even easier to keep distance between you and other shoppers. We understand your caution, and know that your fears are real. If you’re not ready to come in, that’s ok, we have lots of great designer consignment items on our website to purchase for curbside pickup or shipping directly to your door!
p.p.s. Another fun way to shop with us? Three times a week, we go LIVE of Facebook with live sales and specially curated selections. Every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:15pm with Chris and Sunday at 11:15am with Amanda-Jean!

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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