"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined." -Henry David Thoreau
When Megan, The Fashionable Bureaucrat
tweeted "I'm quitting my job in 1 hour.
" my stomach clenched a little. And I took a big breath and made a wish for her. After all, this marvelously styled woman is obviously off to explore a new adventure, sans her old
day job. My heart goes out to Megan, and all I can say is that I hope she gets plenty of opportunity for success! I suppose I can relate more than a little- after all, in a matter of speaking, I just quit my "day job" too. Now my main income and my focus is selling vintage and the pre-loved goods that I've been collecting for over two decades . Let's hope this new day job can bring me better financial favor than I had working in kitchens.
I am a nervous Nellie about the challenges but think I'm up for the adventure. There are so many sisters who also are doing it for themselves! I take note from the likes of Karina Dresses
designer, Karina Cousineau, and Serene The Elegant Bohemian
who also sells on eBay
, A big inspiration for me is Gabriala, who is not only the elegant dresser of Style Higher
, but a business savvy CEO and Green business owner. She is someone who appreciates organics and sustainability, making products that are people friendly and good for the environment
. Local friends, like Jodie who runs Lemon Drop Boutique
, and O'maima of Beats and Bohos
, have created wonderful businesses and have given me smart advice to help make it happen for me too.
Women like Vix, Terri, Dusk, glorious creatures I haven't met, but who put the fire in my belly with the determination to succeed in the currency of joy and happiness. I want to send out a thank you to every soul sister who is carving out their own take on happiness and still finds the resources to be a source of strength and support for others. Vix is thrillingly selling her vintage stash at her Kinky Melon's Retro Boutique, and word on the street is that Terri, the academic with a heart of gold is nearing retirement and will be supplementing her income on eBay too.
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