I’ve been living in the same small town ever since I was 30.
I moved here after a nasty breakup just to relax and calm my mind.
It was meant to be a short-term thing, then I’d get back to the city. But, I got an opportunity to open a small business and never looked back. I run a small plant and flowers store in town, which the community supports. Everyone in this place knows each other, and we always strive to keep the community spirit alive. Last week during a meeting, we found out that our favorite and only HVAC repair company was relocating. A few months ago, the owner had passed away, and his son took over the business. As much as he loved the small town, there was a chance to grow the business in the city. So, he jumped at it when he saw the opportunity to have a much bigger HVAC repair operation. We had no choice but to find another HVAC company to install, service, and repair the units in our houses and shops. Someone suggested supporting a young independent AC worker to set up a shop in the area. He was fresh from HVAC school and was doing some independent work in the area with plans of opening his HVAC business someday. A few of the business owners in the area pulled together some money and proposed being investors in the new HVAC company. The young guy was so happy for the support, and once more, we had an HVAC repair company in town.