This is where I spent my 1/2 birthday and for those of you trying to figure it out, yes I am 43 years young! This is pretty much how it looked all those years go, nothing has changed. Well, from the outside nothing has changed, but the inside sure has. In 3 decades time I have watched jewelers come and go, yet I steadly watched my fathers tiredless hard work grow our family business. This is where I spent a lot of my childhood days with my younger brother. My parents were starting a new business and putting everything they had into it, so the thought of paying for a babysitter wasn't an opption. Wondering how much fun my childhood was being couped up inside? Well, it was pretty.... surrounded by sparkling beautiful jewelry. Exciting since there was a Standard Shoe store next door (those are long gone) and I could get lost in there for hours and may also explain my love for shoes. Fun comes to mind, because there was always something to do, yes there was work to be done. Some would say I grew up too soon, because I was with adults most of the time when not in school, but I LOVED it! I got to clean jewelry, move merchandise around, write up sales receipts, stamp envelopes and so many other things. Funny....I still do all of those things! I had a lot of responsibility at such a young age and it helped form who I am today.
So, let's fast forward to today and you find me and my dad side by side, just like all those years ago. Well, honestly there isn't quite as much side by side time because I have a young family I want to spend time with, but there is a lot of phone calls and messages between us. We are a great team, always have been!
Change happens and change can be good, but in the case of Galinda's Jewelry it's the fact that very little change is what has made us who we are to succeed in an industry of people who come and go.