Wednesday, January 16, 2008

When opportunity knocks, open the door!

What a crazy, stressed out time I have been having! Now, that I have figured out things for myself, I am nothing but delighted.

I applied for a Social Worker position in Northern California (about a 12 hour drive from my current residence). They liked my application, and want me to take the exam. But they only gave me a weeks notice. That made no sense to me...applying for County jobs around here, they've given me at least a months notice. Not only would the flight cost an arm and a leg, I would have arrived totally late and only got a few hours sleep before the test. Just thinking about that, stressed me out completely. If you know me, you know I need at least 10 hours of sleep a night! Haha!

All while deciding the good vs. bad points, I had a really nice conversation with Garri, owner of Juicy Exchange in town. She asked if I wanted to sell my vintage clothes there. While discussing the possibilities and details, I decided to go ahead with it. In a way, I will have that in-person store that I wanted in the first place. This is such a great opportunity and I am really excited.

I have been sorting the clothes I have acquired and I also bought some more...shame on me...I found a big lot of 50's-60's childrens clothes right after I talked to Garri. She has a very down to earth style setting that also includes affordable children's clothing. Having the vintage kids clothes on the rack will be a lot of fun ;-) I've also started to work on price tags/ business cards. This is third day, right? I've made two versions already and I'll be making out another today. I'm just not quite happy with what I have made so far. Hopefully today will be the last revision. *fingers crossed*

In exchange for this opportunity, I will be helping her out in the store and designing a web site, too. Things I don't mind doing at all after my day job and on weekends.

When all of the details are worked out and my clothes are "out there" I will most definitely write about them here...

One door closes and another opens... this may be what I have been waiting for!


........................................ said...

very cool and congratulations about all the opportunities that seem to be popping up for you! i can't wait to read more about it all.

Darla May said...

Thank you, hun!