We are turning 3, and like any proud parent, this Saturday we will be throwing a birthday bash.
The anniversary always serves as a good time to reflect on the pharmacy’s ‘state of the union.’ If you’re a recent convert, here’s a quick recap:
Year 1: Lots of hard work pays off and it looks like we can make it!
Year 2: Figured out how to begin ‘growing roots’ in the neighborhood, and translate our personality via social media. In hindsight, both those year’s successes came at the expense of time and relationship building with my family.
Year 3: Here we are. A lot has happened. This year, I’m most proud of growing into a better dad/human/husband, and devoting far more time to my family. That only became possible by growing into a less controlling boss, and embracing my insanely creative staff. Theresa
concocted NoKidHappy, and it went viral. Scott came up with ClubRx, and it was one of the most fun days of the year. Brady joined our team/family, and assumed so many of my prior responsibilities, it has allowed me to focus on both personal and professional areas of growth.
I’m sure no one opens a business and says, “I’m going to put this venture before EVERYTHING, even my family”…but sometimes it happens. ‘Letting go’, even a little, wasn’t easy for me to do the first two years. I finally did it, and watched my staff flourish when given the opportunities to step up. Seeing my home and work families both thrive, is truly as good as it gets.
I’m more grateful than ever for my staff, my patients, and the Fishtown community. Thank you all. To celebrate, we will be doing a raffle giveaway this Saturday during the Trenton Ave Arts Festival. Anyone who comes by the pharmacy from 10 am-2 pm is welcome to free food, water, prizes, and a birthday cake cutting ceremony between 1 and 2 pm.
We’re also giving out raffle tickets to anyone who comes by on Saturday – pharmacy patient or not. Raffle winners will receive gift certificates to some of Fishtown’s favorite establishments!