Wednesday, March 03, 2010

There is a season for everything.

My life changed in January of this year, sometimes life will just kick you square in the teeth to get your attention and that is what happened to me.

My mom passed away suddenly on Jan. 13 and this made me stop and analyze my life, my priorities and my purpose for being on this planet.

Several changes are underway but the big one was the closing of my live antique shop, my dream. My last day of business was Feb. 20 I then had 5 days to move out of a very large business with (now I find out) nowhere to go. My overhead was ridiculous and the lenders and landlords would not work with me. The economy of course sent the business over the edge.

The online shop will be bigger and better than ever once I get it moved over to the new site with loads of new inventory. This should happen toward the end of the month. At the moment I am so overwhelmed with all the "inventory" piled all over my house, patio and backyard. I am behind on getting orders shipped and as if this weren't enough I am sick as a dog.

What else will I be changing in my life? Spend time with my family; the shop sucked up all of my time and energy, start eating better and exercising again; both of which went by the wayside with the store, garden; oh my gosh how I have missed working in my garden, try and get through the mourning process; this was very hard to do with the shop.

I will miss all of the paranormal energy and spirits that kept me company in the store - I felt a great attachment and fondness for  the spirits especially the little boy who was ever present. Who knew that I would ever feel a fondness for at least 10 ghosts but I spent more time with them than I did my family. I hope to be able to get back into the shop and investigate again soon while there are no antiques in place.

I will miss my many wonderful customer's I met some amazing people through the shop.

I got to live my dream for over a year and that is more than  many people get.

Be sure and visit the shop online 24/7 and come back often.


Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear your terrible news, loss is hard to bear. I too have recently suffered loss but we must look forward and prosper in order to honour the things and people that have past.
I love your blog and will endeavour to visit as often as I can xxxx

Antique Sign Fan said...

As a reader of your blog, I sincerely sympathize with all you are going through. I am an antique lover myself, and know the financial strain of chasing a dream. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. I will be looking forward to seeing your new online store. If there's anything I can do to help let me know. I could put a link to your site from mine, with your permission. You can check it out here: Antique Signs. Good luck with your new endeavors, and your new life.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you have some exciting times ahead of you! We're a small business too,, we connect dealers and clients in a social media setting like Facebook and LinkedIn. It's fun and exciting but a lot of work and can be nerve-wracking. Anyway, I encourage what you're doing -- go check out our site, maybe there's something there you'll be inspired by. Feel free to leave comments if you enjoy something!

James said...

I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Losing a parent is definitely a difficult time. It was for me, but you will get through it with time, like I did. Best of luck with your online shop!

Auctionzip said...

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Antique lover said...

good luck with your online business and hopefully it gives you some more quality time with your family. LOVE YOUR SITE.The name reminds me of my dear grandparents and their sleepout that was full of books and all sorts of treasures that we loved to fossick through as young children.I too have a site with information on antiques -I am happy for you to post a comment on my site with a link to yours. Good luck. My site is