Oh, I'm bad. Very bad. I've been neglectful of this blog. That doesn't mean, however, that I haven't been out there junking frenetically. Or maniacally working to ramp up VRS. Or even thinking deep junking thoughts (more on that later this month).
I'll admit, though, that I've been a tad:
Moving to Chartreuse has been a big change. I've adored it since 2008 (my first visit) and to now be a part of it is unbelievable—challenging, stimulating, and way too much fun. I've got a new-found junking energy and desire to SHINE every month.
Leaving Leesburg Antique Emporium after 5.5 years, although the right move for me, was bittersweet. Change is always hard, but it was time, and this change is good. I couldn't devote the necessary energy to keep my booth fresh weekly, so the monthly model at Chartreuse works better, given my accursed demanding full-time job. Among other issues.
Life. 'Nuff said.
Say a silent prayer for my poor, dwindling etsy shop. I can't even bring myself to link to that waste of bandwidth. Astoundingly, thoughtful buyers still make the occasional purchase, so I take comfort that I actually grok SEO. I'm devoted to ramping it up this fall, especially since I've moved out of LAE. Many items that languished there (as well as in my armoire hoard) will now be available in my shop—many in lots with dealer-friendly prices.
Closing out one booth has forced me to realize I've held onto some items for too long. Now that I've had to move them into my dining room/basement/shed has caused me to realize which items I just should NOT buy any more.
It dawned on me recently that in 10 short years (ha!) I'm retiring to junk 24/7/365. I'm laying the groundwork! Ten years sounds long to many, but to me, it doesn't. When I think back to 10 years ago, it doesn't seem like a long time. I'm actually relieved (if that makes sense) that I have 10 years to put worldwide domination into play. Look out!