Tonight I was talking with my husband about our journey of opening Universal Power Yoga. I remember the first space we looked at was the “perfect one” (or so I thought). I drove by it every day, kind-of obsessed with it because I was so excited and visualized the studio full of people with all of the details. Turns out, after a few months, the space fell through, and I was back at square one. Part of me was upset and it was hard to let go of that first space. I felt like I had “wasted time” and felt frustrated. Every space I looked at after that was compared to the first one and it was difficult for me to move on. Then I remember, I was looking at a space further down on Route 1, and I saw the mailman walking around the building. We started chatting, and he mentioned that I should look down the street at the space above the Oreck store. He said the building was new, and the landlord was a really great guy. So, off I went, to drive by the new space. The landlord called me back right away, and I was in there within a few days to see it. The moment I walked in, I knew it was the one! My husband and I laughed tonight because he reminded me that I signed the lease before he even saw it. He said I knew it was right, so he trusted me. I completely forgot about that part. The lesson? Be open to possibilities. Sometimes what you think is the perfect fit, actually is just a step in your journey leading you to the perfect fit.