I hope you enjoy my story:
I am originally a Dental Hygienist. I graduated Dental Hygiene school in May of 2006 and loved every minute of my career. It was an extremely rewarding career and I loved being able to help people. However, I always wanted to be my own boss. From a young age I always dreamed of owning my own boutique but never thought those dreams would turn into a reality.
After moving back to Alpine the day before Easter in 2016, I knew that now was my opportunity to make my dreams come true. At that time my son was about to turn two & it was time to plant some roots. I wanted my son to have the same small town upbringing that I had. My heart has always belonged to Alpine so it was a no brainer where home was going to be. Alpine is home to my heart. It may be desolate but the mountains are breath taking, the dry desert air is good for my soul, the sunsets are indescribable, and the people are even better. I knew I couldn't continue my hygiene career there so it was my now or never moment.
I started searching for the perfect spot for my boutique. I am not your typical person & I like to be different. I don't like to do what everyone else does. I am fiercely independent and hard headed. Growing up at a young age my dad always told me, be a leader and not a follower. I have lived by that motto and a few other of his crazy sayings! I knew I didn't want your typical store. So, one night I had a crazy idea...to open my boutique out of a vintage airstream. I've always loved Airstreams. They are classic & iconic. I started looking for the perfect Airstream on Craigslist. I found a 1973 31ft. Airstream in San Angelo, went to pick it up & the rest is history!
As for the name, I have always been told I have a gypsy soul and a rebel spirit. I went with it and that is how Gypsy Rebel Boutique got her name! I am now living my dream of being my own boss. Dreams do come true y'all! If you can dream it you can do it!