I have been toying with the idea of vlogging. At the very least a once a week sort of round up of eBay or something. Or a bit of traveling videos or something.
I don’t know. Just a thought not a plan. I have been toying with the idea for awhile now, but it falls into the “ai don’t know what I want to do when I grow up.”
There’s a YT community based around writing and writing practice. That fascinates me because my brain would never have gone there. Vlogging about writing seems really counter intuitive. But who knows, maybe?
EBay sales: a movie promo pin and a penny doll. Not the best sales day. Or week. Yet. There’s still time and I still have a pile of things to list.
Listening to a podcast this morning talking about being your full and authentic self, even if that means being vulnerable or out of alignment of what is “normal”.
And that is probably one of the most terrifying ideas ever.
But I guess that’s normal for someone who is creative.
I have also been told that I come off as scary or intimidating because of how my brain works.
Which of course means that I tend to hide parts of myself to make other people comfortable. Finding my fellow weirdos at my writing group has been a gods-send.
But being my full and authentic self outside of there? That is going to take work.
Still, being me -fully and unapologetically- sounds a lot more fun than trying to fit into the mold of the proper lady, businessperson, or anything else.
So, today was pretty normal. Meetings at work. Met a friend’s for dinner.
Just a day.
EBay sales: Dick and Jane Books, and a possibly German statue.
So, not really feeling my best today, so, I’ll just stick to an eBay update and get to bed:
Sold: 2 packs of oracle cards, an equestrian sculpture (folk art), and an oil dispenser with chickens on it. The cards came from a monthly subscription box, the sculpture from an auction box lot, and the oil dispenser was left over from my father’s shop.
Spent the day with my friend and business partner at The Small Press Expo.
I want all of the artwork I saw. Well, okay, a lot of the artwork I saw and it was very difficult to not buy more than I did.
Also bought a pie-crust table from a neighbor. Love it.
EBay sales: Winter Holidays doll, Rustie doll, gravy boat, Hummel ornament, a promo glass from the Rescuers, and a watch box.
At some point I will start coming up with interesting titles again. But habits are hard to make, but easy to break in the beginning.
Errand speed run. Hit the bank, the dollar store, and estate sale, and picked up a table I bought through Next Door all in and hour and change. Go me!
It’s Halloween decorating time and I had a small orgy of Dollar Store decor to add to the ten boxes already in the basement. Picked up a “frog” and a “piranha” skeleton. Baubles for the all-seasons tree in the living room, and small pumpkins to tuck in and around things in the house.
So far today, sold a doll on eBay. There are bids on other auctions but none that will sell today. She’s a big one so I am happy. I am all about reducing the pile of satin and tulle filling a chair in the dining room.
Popped a set of Time Life books on Next Door because shipping them would be a pain in the rear. They are cool books but we are done with them and the second hand shop won’t take them.
Off to D&D with my crazy pals. Until tomorrow!
Watched an 18wheeler run a red light and two cars blow past a stopped school bus. Wonderful job NoVa peeps. Seriously.
Also got to see a late bat heading home in the morning drizzle. Which was awesome. I never get to see bats flying.
Sittings at that weird point where I know more what I don’t want from life than what I do. It’s time to take the time to figure out what I actually want from life instead. There have been some wonderful things that have come into my life: my D&D group, my apprentice, my books. But I have also been stressed to Hel and back at work. I don’t enjoy my nine to five. ( Anyone who has known me for a while has probably figured that out. ) I just happen to be really good at what I do on the day to day.
So, I think maybe this is one of those spaces where I will try to define more of what I want to do than what I just do to fill time and sustain my life.
First step: I have to say that not committing myself to anything special with my blogging, but rather just- making sure I blog something everyday is a good step. Not committing to long form journalism or special features has made it a lot easier to make blogging part of my daily life. It’s like writing a letter to the world and I have always loved writing letters.
EBay sales: Steiff Bear, doll sized tea pot
Saw a groundhog on the way in to work this morning eating a buttercup. He was round and furry and looked perfectly content to be where he was. He sauntered toward the woods, not running but he definitely did not want to just be there near two big old humans staring at him.
The rest of the day was fairly standard. Meetings and emails and hallway meetings and MS Office products destroying my soul.
Sold a fairy doll, some earrings, and some Kenner slides from 1971.
I plan on doing listings tonight, but who know how long I will manage to work on it. I also need to do some writing to support the project I am doing for The Golden Fleece Press Patreon. Join me on the adventure
That’s about it.
Missed out on the hump day donuts. That was annoying.
But in general it was just a day.
EBay: sold a pastry mat
Though nothing much to report.
I have agreed to a project which will result in 12 short stories from me to readers next year. Details to follow.
Listed 6 items on eBay tonight. Trying to catch up for not listing anything yesterday. There’s a 1000 item goal at stake. Which, if I do 5-7 listings a night I should hit. As long as I also send my partner in crime photos and descriptions so she can help.
Sold a Trump Taj Mahal pen set and some vintage ViewMaster reels tonight.
Every little bit helps right?
I am off to try to actually get something written. Well, besides emails and blog posts written.