4 Road trips south. Dozens of auctions and even more flea markets. 9 Show & Sell Events. New connections, experiences and opportunities. Countless customers that have become "friends". What a year!
I am thankful for all of those fun events, trips and new friends.... but most of all I'm thankful for the smiling faces that come through the door each month to support a small local business, for the people that tell me they enjoy my business model of monthly events because it's an exciting treasure hunt, for the customers who share information about the store which sends new faces in each month exclaiming "it's my first time here!" with great enthusiasm. I'm grateful for my beautiful friends that enjoy the fun atmosphere during shows and are willing to help both me and our guests.
I work harder than I ever thought possible. The "free empty nester" days/hours my hubby and I would have shared are instead filled with sweat, rust, dirt, sore muscles and short nights, but neither of us would change a thing! Ending the second year in business has solidified that thought. It's all worth it for the time also filled with laughs, new friends, road trip slap happy tiredness, and the confidence I have gained after waiting until mid-life to find my courage to do what I love full time.
It feels like it was just March and we were celebrating our first anniversary in business. I have all of you to thank for making it two years, and I am super excited about possibilities for next year!
Hitting the road this year was an adventure in
Who Am I?
I've tried it all..hair stylist/faux painter/stay at home mom/jewelry artist/late in life college student. Through all of those former "careers" I have had one constant passion.. a love of junk, flea markets and creating! It took me 30 years to find the courage do this full time and I have finally settled on what I'm going to be when I grow up!