2011 was quite a year for me. Many changes. A wonderful person (That Guy) returned to my life
after many many years. This required significant adjustment, more emotional than logistical, but it’s harder to get your heart and mind in the right place than a sofa.
I set a resolution for myself this year of “trying something new every week.” THAT was a blast.
That will be a whole blog post in itself as we near year’s end. But that introduced many new things into my life – fun, silly, disastrous 🙂 Some “new” things have stuck and are now firmly ensconced in my life, and for that, I am thankful I had the courage to try new things.
I made the difficult decision to transition ebay out of my life. I’ve been selling on ebay for thirteen years. Thir. Teen. Years. With a specialty in vintage clothing for the past six. That’s a long time to have your home head life cluttered with STUFF. Stuff to sell, stuff to store the stuff you’re trying to sell, stuff to photograph the things you’re trying to sell, stuff to pack and ship the things you sell, stuff you’re unable to sell, stuff you buy to sell and then can’t bear to part with. A lotta stuff. And in the past few years I downsized from a full-size (though cozy) home to a small Brooklyn apartment. I’ve had to get rid of a lot of my OWN stuff to make room for EBAY stuff. Plus, it’s no longer as lucrative for me as it once was…and it’s just time to move on. So for the time being I’m still selling. I have a lot of vintage clothing left in inventory (read: plastic tubs in basement), and I have *stuff.* Ebay stuff and stuff of my own that just still doesn’t fit in this smaller life I’ve made for myself. I’ll continue sharing some items in my ebay shop here on the blog and my Dragonfly Facebook page.
I have some other income producing ideas I’m working on…I’ll fill you in when there’s something concrete to tell.
I started this blog when I was an active ebay seller – I had a different motivation when writing it then. Selling. My focus has shifted considerably. I’ve come back to the blog as a way to share my life, thoughts, problems, solutions. Maybe I’m struggling with something someone else is, too…and my words will resonate with them. Maybe vice-versa in a reader comment! I still actively photograph my life and I’ll continue to share that here. These are some of my favorite “autumn” pictures I’ve taken over the years….
Hope y’all survived Monday 🙂