I had several long conversations with Cindi over the last few months. The end of her relationship was the catalyst for changing her life. Cindi had been contemplating exiting the special events industry when the city offered her $25,000 to move her business (Denver is revitalizing the Stock Show complex and is buying up property for expansion plans). The money from the city was the icing on the cake. She’s taking the money and closing up shop. Cindi has already been picked up by another firm as a hired gun. She’ll be doing an event in New York this month and one in Los Angeles in August. She’s been in talks with her competitors to acquire her inventory.
Cindi will walk away with around $100k. She gets a rent check from the tenant in the warehouse she outgrew (it’s not being torn down) which pays her monthly expenses. Cindi is revitalizing her art career. She’s been promised a show at a gallery on Santa Fe and a gallery in Cherry Creek North wants to represent her. Cindi will also be showing her art at the Sedona Arts Festival in October.
Everything seems to be falling into place for Cindi. I admire her for soldering on in the midst of emotional devastation. Her life has a new direction. Cindi is excited about the future. Now, if I could only convince her to move out of that remote canyon and back into the city.