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A little time for myself…

I have a confession to make.  There are a million things I should be doing right now … cleaning the house, putting away laundry, going through the massive backlog of items I need to create listings for on Amazon, working on my new book…to name just a few.

But, do you want to know what I’m doing right now?  Nothing.  And it’s glorious!  I’m sitting in a quiet living room and drinking a cup of uninterrupted coffee.

Here’s the thing:

I know how blessed I am to have three kind and spirited children and to be busy with their different school and sports schedule.  And I know that I am beyond blessed to be able to be at home for them and able to devote 100% of my focus on them all or individually whenever I want or need to.

But, sometimes I just need to take a break from taking care of everyone else and actually finish a cup of coffee before it gets cold.

And I know how blessed I am  to have the kind of job that I have.  The kind of job that lets me be here with my family, lets me enjoy this alone cup of coffee, and still pays more than most jobs I could be doing and have done in the past.  And I know that I am beyond blessed to have a job that I truly love.  I am not exaggerating when I say that I actually look forward to Monday mornings so I can get back out there and hit the thrift stores.  I love the excitement of finding treasures and the thrill of the hunt. And I love sharing my days with all of you.

But, here is the honest truth …even though it is fun work it is still work.  Sometimes I need a break from hauling boxes up and down stairs, listing products, and my least favorite part: prepping them for shipping.  (those sticky tags are my worst enemy most days).  Sometimes I need to blow work off in favor of my own needs and not the needs of others.  Even if just for a little while.

So, for the next half hour I’m going to watch some trashy TV, drink my (still hot coffee), and recharge my batteries.  And I’m going to enjoy every second of it!

What nice thing are YOU doing for yourself today?


  1. I love reading your blog! We have just gotten started reselling and some days are better than others!! You seem to find such amazing stuff every trip! Is it just experience that helps you find those deals?

    • Hi Jennifer! Thank you so much… I’m happy to have you here and so glad that are enjoying the blog! I wouldn’t say it is all experience that helps me find amazing stuff most every trip (I’m lucky to have such great thrift stores locally) but it is definitely experience that helps me get through the stores so fast and have the time to hit multiple stores in short order (thereby increasing my chances of finding good stuff). And you will notice that once you have been doing this for awhile you start to see things over and over again that you have sold before and know to pick up and items that have been duds for you so you know to leave on the shelf. Experience definitely helps but so does frequency. Some days are still better than others for me too… it goes with the territory. Hang in there!

  2. Thanks so much for the encouragement!! My husband and I just got our retail license today, so we can start looking at wholesale! Do you wholesale for small companies or bigger companies online? If u don’t mind me asking 🙂

    • Hi Jennifer! Congratulations on getting your retail license … such an exciting step!! I don’t mind you asking at all! 🙂 I so far have sold for small and medium sized companies. Some of the really big ones have really high order requirements and even worse are already being sold by other Amazon FBA sellers or Amazon themselves. I like to find the smaller companies that nobody else is selling on Amazon. Or at least nobody is selling FBA.

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