Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Life right now

Two weeks ago I was sitting alone at my mums house one evening crying into my whiskey because I was so miserable and fed up with the dead end path my life seemed to be stuck on.  Like I mentioned in an earlier post I had so many dreams and ideas but was too afraid and/ or lazy to ever pursue them.  I became more and more disappointed in myself.  Well after that night I decided enough is enough!  And let me tell you, life has been full speed ahead ever since.  Every morning I write myself a list of things I need to achieve for the day and I power through them.  I am well on my way to opening my dream shop (more details on that in a later post), I finally put my university degree into use and received word today that I am an official translator now (complete with a very fancy official stamp), I have even made a couple of new friends... and the very best thing is that I am happier than I have ever been!  Anyway enough of the deep and meaningful talk.  I have been doing huge amounts of research for the shop.  This includes writing a business plan, getting advice from other business owners and of course collecting new stock!

In between that I am also upping my weekly markets in order to save some pennies (there are some great ones coming up which I will let you know about soon), as well as being on a wild hunt for the perfect location for my little shop.  Ideally I would like to be open before Christmas but oh my goodness I have a lot of work ahead of me!  Have any of you ever pursued anything like this?  I am so eager to talk to other small business owners at the moment and find out their experiences.
All the while I have had these two mischief makers keeping me company.  Meet Pearl and Bisley!

We are looking after them for about 6 months while their human is getting settled in America.  They are Devon Rex's which means they look like strange cats but behave more like dogs!  Super curious about everything!
P.S thank you for all the opinions and comments on that strange turban that  found!
P.P.S you can check out a little bio on Dashfield Vintage over on the Oh So Lovely blog.  If you aren't familiar with these lovely ladies you should definitely go and take a peek at their super cute blog all the same.


  1. Well, I reckon you've jumped the first hurdle-you've begun to believe in yourself!!! Lovely to hear that you are alive with plans and ideas and burning to make them happen! YAY! I so wish you could do a market down here, we need some thrills!
    Those kitties are adorable!!!
    Hmmmmmmm,new stock?! OOOO.I'll certainly be looking,although with my enormous booboids(42") I struggle to find vintage that fits!
    :)Go Hard!

  2. This post made my heart pang! You are so on it girl! You've got the right idea; planning, missioning on, and just DOING it, rather than sitting and pining for a life unlived!! I'm gonna take many leaves from your book ~ I'm on a very similar adventure of my own and need to keep up that motivation :-) Thanks hun! xo P.S Deftones - yeah! hahaha! i agree... smaaaalll doses!

  3. i really enjoy the honesty in your posts. i'm so glad things are looking up for you :) full steam ahead!! xx

  4. I share the same dream as you! It seems like you have taken the first step and really started which is awesome!!! I really hope you're able to achieve it and I will be here learning and reading along with you!

  5. Thank you so much for your lovely comments! I actually found myself getting a little teary eyed reading them. Here's to life eh! x

  6. I totally know how you feel..but I am so glad to hear you are motivated! Follow your dreams!!

    P.S Is that a hairless cat? Ahhh I want one so bad! Those are amazing

  7. Thanks for checking out my blog, yours is adorable as are you! Way to go on following your dreams and making it happen. If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything. I wish you all the best!

    These cats are pretty stinking cute!

  8. This post is so inspirational! I need a boost for my future plans too! My dream is to open up my own vintage shop as well. But I have no idea where to begin, I will follow your blog and maybe get some hints here and there :)