The past few weeks that I haven’t been posting I have been extremely busy. Here’s the rundown:
- We sold the Volvo. We got burned by the Volvo. In fact I had to extend my leave by date at my job because of the Volvo. I was supposed to be gearing up to leave my job in a couple of weeks but I invested in the car that didn’t provide a return. I’m not necessarily bummed out by this development because the reality is that deadlines are not necessarily set in stone, I figure to be successful you definitely have to be able to recover quickly , especially when things go wrong.
- I’ve invested ALOT of time into my first real side hustle besides the flea market and thats my online women’s accessory store, Www.Adornaddict.com. It’s been almost a year since I got the logo designed and bought the domain and in hindsight I see that I got very distracted since the start of building Adornaddict. You see I started out KNOWING that I wanted to sell jewelry and handbags, I made my first purchase for Adornaddict using department store liquidation services. Thus began the year long journey of discovery of what exactly my company was going to be and in the process I bought $$$ worth of merchandise that in the long run was not even suitable for the type of online store that I initially desired to have. Finally after much success and failure I’ve finally circled back to what I initially set out to do with that venture and thats to sell beautiful and unique jewelry. On a positive note: at least I have plenty of stuff to sell at the flea market and in failure I discovered an extension of business for Adornaddict.
- I’ve been jewelry blogging for a couple of weeks now and have featured thus far a Nairobi based Jewelry designer, An official London Fashion Weekend stylist & blogger, and an DMV area based fashion stylist and consultant.
- I’ve found more side hustles and interesting things to do that will support me once I leave my job, namely secret shopping. Yes! Secret shopping is very real and its an awesome way to eat at fine restaurants, casual dining and other types of eateries for free and make a small amount of $. I’ll post more on secret shopping in the future.
So there you have it, my explanation for being away so long. I have so much to share in the upcoming days and weeks….. more coming soon.