A couple days after IML, I put up a pretty cryptic post about jumping over a cliff. Coupled with a really awesome Pride weekend, I should probably explain myself.
I love being a nurse, and I don't think I'll ever stop. But I've realized that I'm never going to feel more alive and love my work more than I do when I'm doing a speech, at an event, or working for the community in one capacity or another.
The shop formerly known as Cockpit Minneapolis has closed. It breifly transitioned to a store called "Gear for Men", but that didn't last. It's now completely closed. Minneapolis/St. Paul has no leather shop at this time at all. There's nowhere for anyone to go to buy any kinky goods in this city. Definitely not hands on.
Sitting in the car that night, Trigger and I realized that we can't just wait around for someone else to do all the work for us. If there's going to be a community in this city, anchored in businesses opened and run by people who are members of that community and who truly care what happens....well, you probably see where I'm going with this.
I don't care if I fail. I'm going to put my all in this, along with PupTrigger and Karri Plowman. It's scary, it's a world I've never been a part of, but it's something I have to do.
I don't ever want to look back on 27 and think, "I wish I had tried." Even if I fail, at least I gave it my all and I tried.
That said, we can only succeed with YOU and YOUR HELP!
Please visit our new online site: www.TwinCitiesLeather.com. Join the mailing list, and keep up with us on our journey to open a new leather, rubber, fetish, and kink shop in Minneapolis/St. Paul! We're starting out with an online presence for now, but we're hoping to be in a bricks and moarter store by the end of 2012.
And on that point, if you're interested in investing, e-mail me!
Check out the website for more details, but the basics are that the shop will be a co-op of the designers, artists, and builders we already have here in the Twin Cities. There's just too much creativity to let it all go unnoticed.
Check it out! And thank you in advance for all your support! Custom made harnesses are already available. E-mail Karri to make an appointment for a fitting today!