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Life as I see it… (Oct 5, 2016)

My office is located in the little mini-mall on Market Street.
It’s a beautiful little place.
Years ago when I worked as a newspaper reporter, I often came to this building for lunch.
At that time there was a deli in the building, but it also had cute little tables out in the hallway.
I often sat in the hallway and more often I wished that someday I could have an office in this building.
Finally there came the day when I found the courage to leave the newspaper and venture off on my own. I walked across the alley and asked the building owner, Nancy Newlin, if the little pigmy suite in the back was available. To my delight, I learned that it was, but so was the big suite at the front of the building. I took the big one.
This year I celebrate 10 years in business in this same location. I so appreciate the kindness of my landlords, and I feel blessed to be located in such a great location and in such a beautiful historic building.
Across the hall is the art gallery hosted by the Colusa Arts Council and manned by its volunteers. It is an ever-changing canvas of art that is an asset to our community. The Council also occupies the rear suite in the building and uses it for classes of many varieties of art.
Bertha and Martha have a warm, friendly, and welcoming salon in our building, and I am grateful for the care Bertha takes to make sure this old girl still looks ok.
Nancy is my next door neighbor and has helped and continues to help a long line of folks with her legal support services.
We are all different kinds of businesses, but we all seem to blend well.
You may have noticed that every business I just wrote about was a woman-owned business. That is not as uncommon as it once was.
If you take a stroll down Market Street you will see a huge percentage of the businesses here are woman-owned or woman-managed.
At the risk of sounding like a “women’s libber” I’d like to say that I am very pleased with those odds.
In years past, a woman was expected to do very few things: be married, bear children, cook meals, do laundry, and if she wanted to work outside of the home, she could be a school teacher. With the exception of Miss Kitty on “Gun Smoke” owning the saloon, that was pretty much it for the female occupations of the world.
Today things are different. Everyone has an opportunity to be what they are willing to work hard to become. Therein lies the key: willing to work hard.
The way I see it, if you want something, you can have it if you are willing to work for it.
I have three adult children. Each has a college degree. Each worked hard to help out with the expenses of their educations.
When I speak to groups I sometimes hear that a young person can’t go to school because they have to work.
That’s when I talk about my kids.
Son Val started a handyman business and worked while earning a degree in design management. Daughter Tiffany painted houses (inside and out) while earning a degree in English, and daughter Velvet took on the responsibility of teenaged foster kids while she earned a masters  in psychology.
My point is not to brag on my kids. My point is we can become anything we want to become if we are willing to work for it. Just know that you can do it.
Life is good today.
— Kathy Craigo is a publicist, speaker, and life coach. She owns Kathy Craigo Media Consulting in Colusa. Contact Kathy Craigo at kcraigo66@hotmail.com.
Kathy Craigo
Kathy Craigo
Kathy Craigo is a publicist, speaker, and life coach. She owns Kathy Craigo Media Consulting in Colusa. Contact Kathy Craigo at kcraigo66@hotmail.com.

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