Apparently, there is a bit of an interest in just what it is that we do here at Avalon Visions. So, I figured that I would start this blog with a kind of introduction to our shop.
My name is Gwen Thomas, and I am the owner of . My husband and I bought the shop about 4 years ago after the second owner realized that she simply could not continue working in a spiritual shop. After much hard work, and a whole lot of help from my friends, including the first owner, we brought the shop back to life. I guess that it didn't hurt any that I had years of interest and a solid background in the metaphysical world.
As far back as I can remember, I had an interest in the topic. I think that maybe my interest started when I nearly died at about age 3. After that, I always felt that my life purpose was that I was supposed to help others find and understand the spirit world. Every breath I took seemed to remind me of my own need for spirituality. I read everything available about the topic, while simultaneously going all the way through school, eventually finishing with an AA, a BA, an MSL, and a JD. I guess I had to work in the legal field long enough to understand that it just wasn't where my heart was.
I suppose that until I reached my 30s, I just couldn't see how I could ever find work in the metaphysical world. So, I felt obligated to study other things, too. Then, I woke up to the realization that all I had to do was create my job. That's when I started working with an aura camera. Not only was that a blast, but it became my specialty.
Over the next ten years or so, one thing led to another, and it became very obvious that I should buy Avalon Visions. So I did.
Now, I work with a really cool group of people. You will hear from them from time to time. They are excited to tell you what they do (so am I).
So until next time ... bye for now.