Back to basics....

My many remakings are remarkable in their own way. Each, to varying degrees, includes body, mind, and spirit. Each requires being proactive, rather than reactive.

Running always provides the necessary rubric. Running enables me to: regroup; renew; rework; reorganize; remember; and reenergize.

Running is not static; it requires constant movement. So too do I. Running is my restorative.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Remaking yet again....

It's the first day of August and I am very excited about filling this month with adventures.  Each day I will enjoy the outside because nature nurtures.  I also will journal to track my activities and emotions.

So much is going on but I know that I have to keep it slow and simple.  I have to be proactive, rather than reactive.  I will be in a good position if I do at least one thing under each of my five focus factors:  fun; family; fitness; finance; and food.  It won't be too hard, as I informally have been doing some of this.  More will be better.  

Today's activity was moving out or my thrift shop space.  During the six months of this adventure I learned tons.  However, I didn't make much money after expenses.  Significantly, the costs to the owners and the amount of time required to succeed led to my decision to search for the next adventure.  I'm not sure yet what it will be....


Searching and sorting will continue, with the #solutionsFORstuff adapting, as it so often does. 

#until ..... 


Thursday, June 25, 2015

New adventure

I have been focusing on my website and not as much on this blog -- there's simply not enough time....  My website is RummagePVD.com and it totally is in the early stages.  I am having fun working my solutions for stuff, by selling on eBay and Craigslist.  I also have space at a thrift shop.  Currently, I am thinking of offering stuff at a local flea market, which promises to be a fun solution.  The more places I can offer my stuff the better and the more solutions I can provide the better.  I am working with a few people who are realizing positive beenfits, from more space (by eliminating stuff) to more money (by selling stuff with me).  With this approach, everyone benefits.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Never say never

 A recurring mantra is never say never.

My Mom was never going to a long term care facility (okay, a nursing home, I said it) until she did, one year ago today.  It was one of the most difficult decisions I ever made, but one of the best as it turns out.  She is thriving.

My Son was never going to a catholic school until it was clear that one school in particular was a good fit for him.  Now we are planning for next year.

I was never going  to work regularly in an office again until it became clear that doing so would allow me to work smarter.  I hired someone, and training her in the office was most effective.  Also, I can time-block my days better by regularly going to the office.  Don't get me wrong, this office work is not 5 days a week, but it is much more than I ever thought I would want.

Allowing life to take its natural course is a favorable approach.  Follow the possibilities rather than fighting them.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Website time....

I have been working on my website, rummagePVD.com with Squarespace.  This is so fun -- the biggest problem is balancing time on the website with other demands.  It's totally a work in progress, but so am I.  It's a good fit.

The website is yet another platform to offer solutions and advance the brand.   It's MYTIME to help, move forward, provide solutions for stuff.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Diverse solutions

I am pleased with today's solution.  The problem was what to do with a piece of needlework that was incomplete.  It was designed to be completed as a pillow, which never happened.  The client does not need another pillow, but has wall space and would love to add to her quilt theme.  The solution was to frame the needlework with some time and no money.  A frame and fabric from my collection were used to complete the project.  Sewing is not one of my go-to solutions, but a glue gun is.  The result is effective -- I am looking forward to getting it to my client in a few days!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A positive attitude works wonders

I am doing quite well with my positive attitude!  Today I moved one of my clients out of the storage unit she has been maintaining for over 10 years.  She feels good and I do too.