Sunday, June 9, 2013

Every Day is a New Beginning

      Every day is a new beginning. It is such a wonderful thing to know!

     No matter what happened yesterday, we are able to start again this morning. It is certainly a good thing to know. I read something the other day that was interesting. The article that I was reading said that we often over-estimate what we can do in a day, but we under-estimate what we are able to do over the course of time. This has been staying with me as I work on my education, work on my writing business, and work on the new business that I started in March. The job that I thought I was starting in February didn't work out, so I decided that the best thing for me to do was to start my own business with To Market To Market Gourmet Goods. 
      As many weekends as possible, I am a vendor at a flea market or a festival. This year, because I was just getting started, I missed the spring festivals, and this spring was not a good one for the spring festivals anyway because the weather was so cold and rainy. I did pretty well attending Baker's Creek in May, but June wasn't as good. I hope July is better. On weekends when I am not at Baker's Creek, I spend at a flea market called Vendor's Mart. At Vendor's Mart, I have also been selling yard sale type items. Those yard sale items are what primarily pay for my booth so I don't have to pay out of my Vendor's Mart earnings for the booth space. Plus I can clear out some of my household items. It is a win all around. 
     At Baker's Creek I am not only selling To Market To Market, but I have been bartering as well. So far, I have bartered for a wood-burned gourd container, asparagus, some natural tick and chigger foot powder, and a natural face cream. The people I bartered with enjoyed the barters as much as I did. 
      A few weeks ago I started another blog that is related to this one and I call it Retiring to the Country. Click on the link and check it out! Some times I think I have bitten off more than I can chew. I have an idea about all the things that I want to do, and it seems as though to do it all would take many lifetimes. My goals are to eventually move back to the country, but first things first and I am making progress, one project at a time, one day at a time, and all leads to a life that has simply been lived.


  1. You really are busy, Donna. I love vendor fairs and flea markets and have worked my share of them. Even did some selling of excess items on eBay and had good fortune with that. I'm hoping you'll do well in your Vendor's mart venture.

  2. Sorry it took me so long to get here, but I am finally here and following.