Yesterday, the last of the inventory was palletized and ready to store. The Great Hall and the Garden room were swept and mopped, end of the run goodbyes were made, and the lights have gone down on another fireworks season.
As I have now wrapped up my seventh season of fireworks at The Castle of Muskogee, I sit back and look at my journey as a whole, as well as what was accomplished this season. The progression has been pretty darn amazing. While I learn something new every year, I have to say that this year in particular made me stretch and grow in areas that I hadn’t even dipped my toes into those waters before, and I love it! It makes me want to learn more, to teach more, to help this business grow more. It makes me set new goals for next season and to see The Castle of Muskogee Firewoeks become the most trusted, reliable and sought out Firewoeks retailer in Oklahoma.
Last night, as I sat in the Black Boare Pub with Jeff, Matt and Scott, going over inventory for next year, the bittersweet melancholy of the finality of this year started to set in, but at the same time, the discussions for next season started the excitement for 2017’s phoenix to rise out of 2016’s ashes and the wheels are already turning.
There will some amazing things transpire next season. For you long time patrons, get ready for a new shopping experience as we will be doing a lot of revamping of our floor layout. 2017 is going to be fresh and exciting, you won’t want to miss out!