Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Spoils of Wear

About 2 1/2 years ago, I quit my full-time job as an accounts receivable associate to pursue business ownership. I wanted so desperately to have my very own boutique. I got a great, part-time office gig in St. Paul and intended to dedicate my free time to pursuing my business venture. So I have this little registered business - on paper only - I named it: Spoils of Wear.


Things didn't go as I'd planned. I was lost in a sea of information and resources that I didn't know how to apply to my vision. The volunteer mentor assigned to me was discouraging rather than helpful, and I just couldn't figure out how to make everything come together. The economy soon plummeted and my dream shop faded to the back of my mind.


Although my new office job was great, I wasn't happy working only part time. I felt aimless, unmotivated, and sluggish all of the time and put on some unhappy weight. When a full time opportunity came up at my current location, I jumped at it. And it's the best move I could've made. Weight's off. I love my job. Never want to leave. But every once in a while I have visions of a darling storefront. My own little shopping haven. Depending on the day, the merchandise changes. Sometimes it's a shoe store, sometimes it's a dress shop. Sometimes it's all vintage, sometimes consignment. Sometimes it's a ladies Golf shop, other times it's all fashion accessories.


I'm entertaining this shop idea again. This book arrived in my mailbox yesterday. Perhaps this will be the perfect outlet for my store-owning desires. I don't know, but may as well read up and understand what it takes to be successful in the eBay world. See if I have what it takes.



I have a lot of great resources to tap into that I think could amount to a really great resale shop. I wouldn't have to limit myself to specific items. Sell what ever floats my boat for a time. I'd still be able to work the full-time job that I love and maintain all of my evening and weekend volunteer duties.


The more I write, the more excited I get about the prospect. I have that fear though...once I start something I don't easily stop even it's completely unreasonable. One more thing on my plate?



Maybe if I move the peas over a bit...



6 comments:

J.Me. said...

Yeah, no one likes peas anyway... =) I wish you the best of luck. That is really exciting!

Girly Muse said...

We'll be excited to see what you decide. Think you'd do great!

Kate said...

Best of luck Jill! FYI, I run a big chamber of commerce so if there's ever anything I can do, lemme know!

Bug said...

Would love to hear that you pursued it again. You sound like the perfect boutique owner, good luck on your decision.

Jilliebeanie said...

Thanks for the encouragement, Ladies! :)

Anonymous said...

Good for you! I love this idea! TW