Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Getting Back To A New Normal

Thanks to everyone for the kind words and support on the loss of my mom. Each comment of support
meant so much to me. The viewing and funeral were this past weekend and although emotionally draining, I feel a great sense of relief and a small amount of closure. Time to embrace each day and move forward.

Before mom became really sick, I decided to close my eBay store. Between work and taking care of mom, I was completely overwhelmed with taking care of my eBay store. Little did I know that when I closed my eBay store, eBay would keep it open for another 30 days. I did not have the time or energy to delete each item so there were the occasional sale here and there. I quickly emailed the customer and briefly explained my situation with a prompt refund. I was so overwhelmed with taking care of mom I just did not have time to do any eBay stuff.

In fact, when I decided to close my store, I "purged" a large amount of my eBay stock via large construction trash bags to the curb. I guess I felt it necessary to do so as it was a form of something I could control in my life. At that time, there was not much else I could control.

The store did close, BUT the remaining listings remained active. Again, there were some unexpected sales this weekend, and again I had to email the customers and provide a refund and brief explanation. Several of my customers wrote back and said that they too had gone through a similar situation and that they completely understood.

I will be getting back to thrifting in the near future. It will be a slow return, but thrifting and re-selling gives me a great deal of satisfaction and pleasure. Oh, There is the stuff in my mom's home. So much stuff! I will be selling that on Craigslist and or eBay. Of course there will be items that I cannot part with, but for the most part, I will be selling or giving away a great majority of it.

There are other things to take care of too. But that will happen in time. Right now, I am getting back into my "groove" and finding my new normal.

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1 comment:

  1. Glad to hear from you. I have thought of you several times recently, hoping you are faring well. Don't push it - grief is a fickle thing - just when you think you've got yourself together you can smell something, hear a song or even a commercial on TV and it can set you back. it's okay though because there's no prize for getting to the end of grief first. We aren't going anywhere.