A lot is going on in my head this week. I have been feeling a little discouraged with my etsy, and stepping back to look at the work that is put into it and the amount of my heart and passion that I have invested, and continue to invest daily. I reached out to a friend this morning, and we chatted about what the hell I am trying to do and what I want to accomplish. What are my goals? (Open a vintage store? Go back and get my Ph.D.?) What makes me happy? It was heavy stuff, but she helped me see the sunshine that was hidden by my mental cloud of pessimism that's been following me around the last few weeks.
I don't need to figure it out TODAY.
I don't need to figure out the rest of my life today.
I met this wise friend of mine THROUGH blogging. That's a first for me. I've never connected with someone over the internet (unless you count me stalking Cayla via myspace oh so many years ago!).
But, if it wouldn't have been for this little ol' blog and my shop, I would be missing out on meeting a really amazing person. A heart of gold I tell ya. And I feel lucky and grateful for that.
That inspires me to keep blogging.
What's better than making a new friend? Not much in my book, especially when you are an awkward homebody.
And, she inspired me to start over on the ol' blog.
I started here, a few years back, and I have to admit, I cannot get the hang of wordpress. It frustrates me daily with what I want it to do and what it simply cannot do. So, guess what?
I'm starting over.
New blog. Same name. It's coming soon.
I really do love blogging. I love this little corner of the internet where I can talk about my passions and my ups and downs, and meet some lovely gals along the way.
She asked me what I want my blog to be. I've been thinking about that, and I want it to be a space where I talk about my shop, my passion for finding and collecting vintage, my love for Minneapolis, my partner and our pugs, my pop-up adventures, and I'd love for you to come along for the ride with me. I spend a good deal of time when I am not at the 9-5 at estate sales, rummage sales, garage sales, and thrift stores. I *think* about doing DIYs and have a whole binder of inspiration. Well, I am going to start doing it. I am going to start taking more photos. I am going to be more brave about putting myself out there. I'm going to be honest about where I'm at. Because, if nothing else, I want this to be real. To be me.
I need to start creating happiness in my life. Doing what moves me. Surrounding myself with support and love and kindness. Making new friends.
I want to share my adventures and my love for vintage. So, the new blog is going to be my space for that. I can't wait. I'm just a gal who's trying to figure it out. But I am not scared that I don't know where I am headed. I need to just let my heart lead the way and keep my eyes open. I don't want to miss the beautiful view along the way right?
Thank you for being here. I'm excited for the next chapter.