"Only if I'm a short-sighted idiot" I answered
If you have a dream, a goal, wish, secret desire, a want to build and create, do it. Start now, with little steps. Follow the voice inside the place in the pit of your belly. Follow what you see in your mind's eye. Follow the pull at your heart. Every time you follow your intuition you flex its muscle and make it stronger. I used to think I didn't have intuition. I just knew when something wasn't right, but far too often I wouldn't listen. Instead ignoring or walling myself off from the strong feelings of knowing. Afraid of their power. Instead of exploring what I was feeling I shut those feelings out. This weakens your intuition. Most often I would hear her voice asking "why aren't you putting more consideration into what is making you happy?" I dismissed her questions as frivolous. She clearly didn't know how to pay the bills, and provide for herself if she was putting such focus on pleasure. But I was wrong and she was right.
Somewhere down the line I started listening better, It had everything to do with the deepening of my personal yoga practice. Getting still in meditation, practicing stillness so that I could indeed hear and consider what the voice of my intuition was pleading with me to wake up and see.
It's a learned skill to listen to your intuition. It's something you have to practice. When I started truly listening things happened. In fact the universe blew doors wide open for me recently, it nodded at the baby steps I took in listening to my intuition about this yoga studio. Those calculated, deliberate, hard-working, grey hair creating baby steps added up to marathons and the universe paid attention. The universe noted that I was listening to what was right on the inside. It stood at attention and watched as I tried (and still strive) to bring myself into alignment with what I know to be true and right. The universe looked on as I started building the foundation of my dreams.
All that's to say when my trusted friend extended her hand to join me in growing Greensboro Downtown Yoga I didn't hesitate because my intuition had already tipped me off to what was right.
The path of growth requires that you water it with love, and attention. The path of growth requires that you feed it with energy and devotion. It doesn't mater if you are growing a yoga studios or growing your intuition they each require the same diligence and attention.
"Nope" to answer Tumbleweed's question "it's not bitter sweat that the studio no longer belongs to me alone. It's beautiful. It's humbling to share something you love with someone who will love it as much as you. It's an honor to work with a friend you respect beyond words. It's the joy of knowing that I do have intuition and it's not steering me in the wrong direction."