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Saturday, January 9, 2010
So... these past few days have been Cuh-rayyy-zee. To the max. Forreal. I am so hyper (can you tell). I think being in this "real job" has really depressed me. Not in the sense like it made me sad .. but how drinking too much depresses your systems ... kind of slows everything down.
And now, the possibility that looms ahead of me is just so expansive and exciting ... and I have TOTAL control.
Mind you, I'm still terrified. But I have this excitement completely separate from anxiousness. It is hopeful.
OKAY. I'm using this blog to gather my thoughts about what is going to happen.
1.) Open a vintage shop.
I've been dabbling in vintage within the whichgoose shop, but I think it's time to give it its own little home. Plus, that way whichgoose will be a strictly hair accessory shop. And I like it that way. It's like keeping the peas and mashed potatoes separate on your plate :)
I've already got the place all picked out and a healthy pile of "goodies to list." FUN. Here's where it will be: http://www.etsy.com/shop/venusonthehalfshell
2.) Set up and stick with daily goals.
These include getting out of the house everyday for a walk or some outdoor activity. Listing something new everyday. Trying to blog everyday and NOT eating out everyday (or at all.) This last one will be the most difficult BY FAR. How will I live without panera bread?
3.) Set aside "me time" to do things I haven't been able to do for a while.
Rich mentioned reading. I would like to get into a habit of having an "afternoon read." That seems like a great way to re-group and de-focus myself for a little while
By the way .... GOT ANY BOOK SUGGESTIONS????
I also want to check out all the thrift shops in the area.. haven't done that in a while! Plus, things like baking are always fun :)
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Follow your heart.
Believe in yourself.
Seek and ye shall find.
Live what you love.
Be not afraid.
I've said and re-said every encouraging cliche in my head a bagillion times, but now, it's forreal.
I've officially quit my day job, ladies and gentlemen! (Well, I've given my 2 week notice.)
This is quite an annoucement for me ... and one that's been a long-time coming.
It's perhaps the best thing I've ever done, but also, the most terrifying.
The drive, focus and faith in myself that it requires seems overwhelming at times. But, I have to try. And if I fail, I will just get a real job again but never feel like a failure.
The only failures are the ones who never try.
No looking back.
P.S. On a personal note. THANK YOU to everyone who has supported my shop in the past or posted a comment here. YOU are the reason I am able to do this!! I can never thank you enough.