US Army Wife makes Business under Deployment times

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    Hi, just wanted to share my story with you. I came from Sweden 5,5 years ago to this beautiful country. My husband, an Officer in the US Army found me in Finland and brought me over. Well ,it was't that easy...
    After a short time in GA, we moved to upstate NY. A beautiful part of the country. Needless to say, I felt at home. The weather and nature is the same as in Sweden.
    My husband deployed twice during our 4 years there and so I was looking into things to keep me busy. We thought about opening a small business, but didn't know what. I looked into beads and got caught up with their beauty and the stories I could tell with them and so I began to make Jewery in our house. Friends heard and saw them and bought them, then us decided to look for a space to open a retail store. To make the story short, we found one in a mall that is Americas oldest running mall today- Paddock Arcade in Watetown, NY. I opened my store full with handmade Beaded jewelry, sterling silver jewelry as I had gotten into silversmithing by then too and beads. It was very rewarding, though at the same time somewhat frightening as it was my garantee that the Jewelry I made was to last beautiful and intact. My husband deployed and I was left to manage the store. I had a great time and fun for the 1.5 years that I had the store, til' the Army decided to send us through KY to Ft. Bragg, NC.
    Our daughter was born during our time in NY with our business. It was a great time that I do not regret doing and taking the chance of opening a Small Business. I today manage the store through the intenet til' we once again settle for a few years and I can open up a retail store again.