I like to set goals- I don't always meet them, but I if set a goal, and make it "official", either by writing it down or fixing it in my head, I accomplish a lot more than if I just have some vague ideas about doing "stuff". Writing it down makes me accountable to myself.
Ok,you know I'm kidding. I LOVE it when you buy things from me. Even though I've been selling antiques for almost 14 years, I still get a thrill when someone wants to buy something I picked out.
When I got my first booth at the antique mall, my rent was $250 a month, and I had a 6 mos lease. I remember talking it over with my husband, and realizing that I was committing myself to spending $1500.
But I really wanted to try it, so we decided I should risk the $1500. I moved in and went back the next day and realized that I had sold two pieces that I had brought in on the first day - for a total of $18. I was SO THRILLED. I remember thinking "Now, the most I can lose is $1482"- always the accountant with the financial statement running through my head.
So, I haven't quite met my goal yet- but I still have a few hours. In the meantime, here's a look at some of what I have listed so far- including a bunch of funky plastic stuff- buttons, jewelry, even a clothespin.
I'm going to take a listing break and read some of Tina Fey's book BossyPants. Tina is my new hero ever since I started watching 30 Rock a few months ago. I relate to Liz Lemon because she wears clothes with food on them and sometimes has lettuce in her hair, and sometimes, I do too.