I love fall for all of its splendor: For its smells, its beauty and the transistion of the temperatures from the dry, hot summer to cool and rainy days that cause the leaves on the trees start to turn red, yellow, orange and purple. We then witness the leaves floating in the air as they fall to the ground and gather in heaps, and slowly, the scent of damp leaves begin to waft in the air as the fermentation process begins. Fall brings comfort food, apple-picking, pumpkin patches, football games, and marathons. It also brings two very important holidays: Thanksgiving and Veterans Day. It is the time for reflection and thanks to those who we love, and those who serve our country. It’s important to be mindful and kind to each other, and grateful for what we have in our lives, as there are so many around the world who are much less fortunate. Have a great fall everyone. Be safe, be thankful, and don’t forget to be aware of all wonderful aromas that are indicative of autumn.
I often use metaphors when I write and since baseball was a big part of my childhood growing up, I like to use terms from this sport in my storytelling. As a rookie entrepreneur and small business owner, I admit it has been a challenge to get to 3rd base but it will be even tougher to reach home plate and I'd rather run there, versus walk. Being a small business owner has its good and bad points: The good ones are that we can forgo some of the multiple layers of management to make decisions because there is one clear goal and no politics involved. More often than not, the key to a smooth launch is the ability to pull the right talent together to make a great team. On the other hand, the downside is that we suffer from the lack of economies of scale and have to pay to play--usually all up front-- before any production lines get the "go" sign. Whether you are a small or big business, there will always be some hiccups along the way. For me, there were just a one or two foul balls, and some curve balls that went array, but my glove fits
I am deeply rooted to my childhood and to the fragrance industry because that's where where I grew up, and who I have become today. The world of scent has brought me happiness and has lead me to discover and understand nature and world cultures.