Monday, July 23, 2012

I Gained It All Back

I'M TOTALLY KIDDING!!!!!!!!!!!!  LOL

How else was I going to get everyone's attention after being away for so long?? 

I'm actually the same weight as I was the last time I talked to you, or right around there.  I stepped on the scale this morning and I'm 238 lbs.  So I've been  hovering right around 240 for months on end.  I know that sounds horrible....but I'm actually a little relieved.  You see, I got laid off from the part-time insurance job a couple of months ago and I was sure I was going to balloon from stress, depression, etc.....but it hasn't happened.  Instead I've been concentrating on Ebay.  In fact, instead of just doing auctions, I bought a store.  And then I bought a SECOND store!! 

So now I'm running 2 stores and making twice as much as I was at the insurance place....Woo Hoo!!  On the downside, I have ONLY been concentrating on Ebay and haven't given weight loss a single thought, which is why I'm still 240. 

And speaking of depressing stuff....I'm turning 40 years old this week.  The horror!!  I've been stressed out about this for about 361 days, lol.  I've truly been dreading it my entire 39th year.  I have no idea why....it's probably no big deal.  I guess I just really loved my 30's and I'm gonna' miss them.  :)

Thanks to Biz for stopping by my blog a couple of weeks ago and saying hi!  That's when I realized how long it's been since I posted.  I didn't intentionally drop off the map...I've just had my nose to the grindstone with the Ebay thing.  I treat it like a full-time job as I definitely devote full-time hours to it.

More good news is coming.....Dwayne and I are looking to buy our first house this coming spring!  Soooo excited about that.  After years and years of renting and keeping my decor/treasures to a minimum, I'm really looking forward to settling into a place I can finally call "home" and buying some stuff to put on the walls!  And after all this Ebaying, I will most likely be buying my items from yard sales.  After seeing what people get rid of in these sales for dirt cheap, I can't see myself ever paying retail again.  :)

In case you want to see what I've been up to, here's the links to my 2 stores:

http://stores.ebay.com/Fiddlestix-and-Fancy

http://stores.ebay.com/TJs-Timeless-Treasures

Things are going well but I still have a long way to go to get the sales where I want them.  I belong to an Ebay Underground group and they post new stuff on the forum each day.  The info is invaluable....so much stuff to learn, ways to save in shipping, items to look out for that are hot right now, etc.  Yesterday someone did a post asking how everyone's sales were for July.  Most everyone considers the summer the SLOW months due to weddings, graduations, vacations, etc., but one of the ladies has done really well this month.  Her first week of July she made over $500 in sales, the 2nd week, over $800 and this past week she made over $900!!!!!  Now THAT'S where I want to be!!!  They say things really take off in September when the kids get back in school and the vacations end.  Supposedly it stays busy through January, so we shall see. 

Well I'm off to do some more work....just wanted to pop in say hey to everyone!!  I still get online and read blogs about once a week so I can keep up with everyone.  Drop me a note and let me know how you're doing.  :)  Talk again soon!

35 comments:

  1. So good to see you back on here! And even better to hear things are going well. Despite what you think, maintaining through major life changes is a BIG deal!

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  3. Wow, you are really workin eBay, gf!! Good for you. Sorry to hear abt your job, but sounds like you are finding your way for sure!!

    Nice to hear from you; gotta go see what is for sale! Chrissy

    Oh and HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

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  4. Good to see you back and Happy Birthday! Glad to see your hard work is paying off!

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  5. Belated Happy Birthday.....good to see you back..Sorry for the job...but dont get hurt there are lots more waiting for you.....nice post.. keep on posting

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  6. Thanks for the update! (and sorry if you felt like I was stalking you!) :D

    Great job on eBay - and happy belated 40th!! I'll be 45 on my next birthday - eek! :D

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