Hello everyone. I've decided to come back to this world of blogging because I need to work my feelings out and it seems like a great place to do it. I feel like sharing my struggles and my great moments might help others.
We have all been through some definitely stressful months with Covid-19. I'm grateful that the virus is waning and that we are now able to get back to a little bit of normalcy.
Just prior to the virus, I decided to wean down what I was doing so that I could hone my skills in certain areas. I was basically spread too thin with Instagram influencer work, Poshmark, Mercari, eBay, blogging, my online courses, and more.
I cut out Instagram influencing completely because it seemed like I was part of the machine that was showing the "perfect" life with "stuff" when life is not perfect and stuff isn't important. I don't want to be part of that.
That really gave me a feeling of ease. I think that was causing me a lot of stress. Of course, trying to be perfect does that to a person.
I increased my inventory with my online stores, which increased my sales substantially. This is something that makes me feel good. I sell mostly new and gently used clothing and accessories. I find these at the "bins", which is what people call the Goodwill Outlet. I also find these in online and in store sales and clearance, as well as thrift stores and other places. I really like the hunt and the treasures I find in the process. Of course, making money is the goal. However, many of the items that I sell would otherwise be put in a landfill. Yes, items with the tag still on and in new condition get put in a landfill.
In addition to the above, my health has been an issue. I am currently fighting with hemiplegic migraines that cause my face to sag on one side, lack of feeling on one whole side of my body, and double vision, among other things. I think this likely stems from damage to my nervous system from late-stage Lyme disease. However, I count my blessings and have learned to fight through all of it.
This is a brief post with a brief update to get me started back on blogging. I look forward to many future posts.