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My Friend is an avid consignment and thrift store shopper.
Some of us like to take a break by going for a walk, playing with the dog, reading, or drinking wine… My Friend likes to relax by looking for Bargains. She said that she has done this her whole life. Lately, she is so busy and stressed, you would think that she would have no time for shopping. However, she says it’s gone the the opposite way: she fits in time here and there because she needs a break from her responsibilities. It’s relaxing and therapeutic.
She’s not a hoarder though (I have my own problems with this and have seen That Show, so I feel qualified to judge). She sells things for profit. She also donates things when inspired. She has a soft spot for children’s books and often rehomes them.
We talk of starting various businesses related to this. We could find and refinish furniture. Or frames. We could make art or artsy collections. I could help her list things. And so on with the Dreams and Excuses.
DIY Home Business Shabby Chic Upcycle Plucky Entrepreneur Repurpose Transformation
I have a Friend who has a crazy life. It is full of ups and downs, and twists and turns – Ordinary Life, for sure, but SO MUCH OF IT and ALL AT THE SAME TIME.
We talk about the small “d” drama. And I laugh or wince – A LOT.
I am always telling her that she should write her stories down. “You should blog.” Of course!
And I have been saying that for a LONG time.
I have finally decided that her life really is too crazy for her to take the time to blog. Idea? I’ll write them down for her. Well, really for me – it’s my blog, right?
Immediately I have discovered two Seemingly Momentous Issues.
- SMI #1: It’s not that easy to START to blog. It’s more BLOCK than BLOG. But I have pushed on her enough that I am embarassed not to try it myself. So start. Or at least start THINKING about starting.
- SMI #2: I am not, nor have ever been, a Writer.
I have thought about these things, and I have discussed them with my Friend. I think this is the answer, probably discovered by many bloggers.
This is not literature. It’s therapy.