I have spent the good part of this week ticketing and packaging these things so that I can get them out. Also, it seems that there has been an uptick in special orders for me of late. These are little surprises to me when I get a telephone call from someone I do not know who wants a bunch of stuff from me to sell in their own shop. It makes me think that all my hard work isn't in vain.
But the biggest surprise was when I was asked if I would consider being someones partner in their established business in Portland. A great big shop full of items that I love. Don't think I am not tempted, however, my plans do not include being in partnership with anyone. When I open my own shop, I want to be my own boss, just me.....is that selfish !? Nevertheless, I was very flattered.
Maybe the time and effort that goes into this type of work is worth it. All I know is that I have met some really great people (and some not so great) and that's what is important. The people make this a fun and exciting way to spend my days.
Don't you agree?