No one wants to read about the boring personal resolutions that I will most likely break before sundown. Instead, I've decided to publicly announce what I (as VRS) resolve for the upcoming year.
1. No more scales.
I've proclaimed loudly and frequently about my resolve to refrain from buying armoires (a resolution I've proudly kept). I still have 3 of those albatrosses, but I've made my peace with them. They have been rechristened as "etsy hoard units". But scales! I just can't resist. If they are under $20(ish), I'm buying them. Unfortunately, no one else is. So, I'm destashing them and they are verboten.
2. Stop buying all the magazines.
Just because they have the word "vintage" or "cottage" or (especially) "romantic" in the title, and I think I need to keep on top of every magazine out there, doesn't mean I have to. I'll be frank: I think a lot of them are lame. I'm allowed to because I work in the publishing industry. But what pisses me off even MORE is that I sometimes buy them TWICE because they all look the same to me, and I haven't even realized I already tossed them.
3. Destash. Big-time.
I've alluded to my hoard, but it's real. And it's not funny. Well, it's actually hilarious, but it's got to GO. I've already started listing more on etsy (see #4), and reaching out to local dealers again. And look for some super-special destash blog-only deals in the next few weeks!
4. Re-embrace etsy.
During the past week off from the accursed day job, I rededicated myself to my oft-neglected etsy shop. I listed some good junk, promoted the calendars (only 22 left—order now if you want one!), and made a cool $350+. Yeah, it's a pain to squeeze in photographing and listing with the day job and being a non-morning person, but $50 a day is nothing to sneeze at. For those of you pondering an etsy shop, here's a link to my series on "embracing etsy". I'll update with a new post soon.
5. Tear up the Junkin Bucket List.
Dare I dream? Could I more than contemplate Brimfield? Could I realistically experience Farm Chicks? Could Junk Bonanza be in my future? All seem like pipedreams—not really feasible as "shopping" trips, right? When you're flying, you can't really buy the way you want to. But I WANT to. So I'm working on the list.
And, I've got a few more I'm ruminating on, but mum's the word.
Later this week, my resolutions for others....