A couple of weeks ago I shared my quandary about having....ehem...a little too much on my plate. After a ridiculous amount of
I will be giving up my booth space at Camas Antiques at the end of June.
I know. I still kinda can't believe it myself. It has truly been a dream-come-true being down there. So many amazing vendors...a gem of an owner to work with.....So many good friends....such inspiration..but I had to face the bottom line, and that was the fact that, although I love every aspect of having a booth space, it hasn't been financially worthwhile for me for the past several months. For the life of me, I cannot figure out just why this is, but since so may other vendors in the mall are doing just great while I am not, and while at the same time I seem to do amazingly well at shows, I feel like it was a message to me, loud and clear from above. Landing my new full time job back in the field I left pushed things to a point that I knew meant having to make some adjustments.
Once I was still and listened (okay, and once my daughter asked me just how many more signs I needed...) I knew this was the right thing to let go of, and not try to force things. I feel my booth space, with all of the time, effort and money for inventory and supplies invested in it, is the thing I need to step back on, for the time being at least.
The stress all this was bringing on, worrying and wondering about my sales, and having my little Barbie Condo looking like some crazy version of Santa's Workshop 24-seven made something that was so much a part of my bliss...notsomuch. Like my Rock n' Roll Buddy always says, "Stop doing something when it isn't fun for you anymore."
Of course I will still frequent my most favorite of my favorite shops, and share pictures on my blog of the fabulous window displays, (in fact, wait until you see what Julie has done in there now!) and always be a huge fan of Camas Antiques, and all this this jewel of a shop has to offer.