I set myself down this past weekend and decided to make some changes for the summer. I will be slowing down, which is a hard thing for me to do. My sister says I am like a jumping jack that can't sit still for one minute. I see something that needs to be done, or I think of something I want to do and I jump right up and do it. The problem right now is that my body is not cooperating with my mind. My doctor was giving me some stern looks the last time I went in.
So, I have had to see where I can cut back on things for awhile. My booth at the antique mall is stuffed to the gills. That will be the first place I will cut back. I need to sell what I have in there because I am planning to move to Atlanta in a few months and won't be taking those things with me. That means no more time spent going to yard sales and endless auctions for awhile. Also I will only have to go by the booth once a week to fluff and to adjust prices.
The second business I have is my Etsy shop. As that will be an ongoing business when I move I need to keep it going and I really need to get more things sold from there. I don't want to move everything I have in the shop with me and also I need the income Fortunately I still have more inventory to add, so I will be pushing the shop more on social media this summer.
Finally there is this blog. For the summer months I will be cutting my schedule back to two postings a week on Mondays and Fridays. I have just not had the energy to do the things that I want with it and post five to seven times a week. I want to spend more time visiting your blogs and leaving comments. I want to cultivate new readers and hopefully more friendships. I want to work on my social media. I have ideas for the blog that I want to have time to sit down and think about. I am hoping to do some of these things, sitting on my patio with my feet up, while sipping on a nice cold organic lemonade.
I am also planning on a trip to Atlanta to visit my daughters and grandchildren. I've been saving my pennies for car repairs on my faithful old car so that I can make the trip soon.
I am looking forward to getting back some simplicity and serenity in my life. What better time than summer to do just that. I hope you will stick with me while I go through some changes. The friendships I have with you mean so much to me.