Reclaimed By You started as a pie in the sky dream for me. But slowly it turned into a reality. And then it moved into a storefront in Historic Ellicott City, a place where I’d always imagined having a quaint little shop and a sense of belonging. My dream became real, and tangible. My family helped me keep it alive, and it became as much their dream as mine.
I loved being a part of a community. I loved every weird part of the historic building we occupied. I loved that our crafts had a mission and a heart. I loved partnering with local non-profits and other small businesses. I loved feeling like I did something that really mattered. I loved being on the front lines and seeing the impact we could make. For me, the shop became my happy place. I loved meeting the people who came through the door.I made friends I never would have met any other way. Customers, other business owners, community leaders… and I loved every second of it.