Friday, March 2, 2012

What are your dream luci wallis?

 
I was driving in the center of town in our sweet community and I almost caused a traffic accident.....I slammed the brakes on in the middle of the street.  There was no missed stop sign or dog in the road....there was my favorite store front with a FOR RENT sign on it.   I proceeded down the street to the post office and then turned around to sit in front of that shop for about 15 minutes.     In my first post you will notice I left my retail career of 19 years, while I left the stress and demanding schedule I did not leave my love of retail.   My dream for as long as I can remember was to open my own shop.   I have wanted to open a shop that would offer a combination of vintage finds , paper products and gift items.  I would also have to have room for a big farmhouse table,  where workshops and parties could be hosted to produce the most lovely paper creations.

So you ask how in the world does this fit into "what does your blog want to be when it grows up"...... I should probably title my post "what do I want to be when I grow up".  While I was sitting in front of that beautiful storefront it dawned on me I was not ready for this yet.  The next thought was how can I get there?
So this link party fit perfectly into my mind set...and helped me decide what  I want this blog to be.    So here we go..... my goal is to rent the store front of my dreams... one of the ways to get there.
Develop my Etsy shop and make it the shop of my dreams...one of the best ways to do that is to grow my blog.  I have never put the time into blogging to make it a success.
So my goals....

For my Blog... Post daily, open myself up, put the time in
For Etsy... Add merchandise daily, connect with other etsy sellers and continue to find unique goods.
For my Shop....put a business plan together and make it happen!

I hope to look back at this post in a year while standing in my own shop, wrapping up pretty packages~
Happy Friday...

18 comments:

thistlewoodfarm said...

Bristol,

Seriously. Your new blog and blog name are incredible. I think you will be a success at whatever you decide to be :) You inspire me, my friend!

blessings,
karianne

May said...

Love the portrait in the header!

I felt your excitement and found myself hoping that one year from now when you are wrapping up that package in that very storefront!

Inspire Me Heather said...

I have a blog review hop going on at my blog, if you'd like to join! You go and review 2 blogs anonymously and then 2 bloggers anonymously review your blog. It will give you some ideas as far as your blog layout and functionality, etc. Come on over!

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

what a sweet and precious blog you have -- as soon as i am hooked up to link i will be here to join! do you have an email following option? congrats on a gorgeous and wonderful place to visit! i LOVE IT!!! hugs...

Kirby Dunton Carespodi said...

I just began renting boothspace in a cute little shop in our neighborhood--I am having a blast! I just wish I could devote more of my time to it--but I can't quit the day job just yet! Love you blog and I'm following!

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

YOU.GO.GIRL.

LOVE that you put it in writing - and in a public place so you can be encouraged and accountable along the way.

dream big - and if life only takes you 1/2 way there...imagine how rich that life will be!

xoxo

micki @ ADD housewife said...

good goals! It's baby steps to achieve them :) Writing them down is the first step. good luck!

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Love it ... and love that you found us!

Such great goals: blog, Etsy, storefront ... we're rooting for you!

Just love the look of your blog. And look at you starting off so very brand new and sharing your dreams and goals at our link party!

Thanks for hooking up!

:)

Linda

domestiCate said...

Bristol, Way to name your dreams! That's the most crucial step in making them happen. Good luck on the journey. I'm looking forward to reading through your blog. Thanks for stopping by mine!
cate

Eclectically Vintage said...

Love your fun colorful blog and your fab goals!

Here's to reaching for the sky! When that shop is open, I'll be the first one cheering for your!

Can't wait to follow along on your progress! Of course I am a new Linky follower.
Kelly

Ann said...

Your blog is so inviting! I admire your goals and know you'll be successful achieving them. I know I'd love to frequent the type of storefront you describe! Thanks for stopping by. I'm following.

DTTD imagine.design.create said...

These are really exciting goals - I hope you achieve them all, especially the goal to open your own shop :-) Taking that first big step can be scary, but all the steps after it will be easier. Go for it and follow your dream :-)

Kelly

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Huge and very admirable goals. Your blog is adorable. The posting every day part is really hard...good luck though. Looking forward to all of your adventures! I'm off to visit your Etsy.

Debbie V said...

good luck to you and please leave comments because I am a few years behind you on the same road and I am your newest fan

Hope said...

I think you are well on your way girl!! I think I am your newest fan and I am trying to do just the same things. I am so behind the times and have such trouble with blogging. I just opened my etsy shop last month and have had a few sales. It is tough. I am lucky to have a great girl friend with a lovely shop in town where I can sell my things. Good luck!
XOXO~Hope

Jessica @ Stay at Home-ista said...

I hope you achieve success! I can't wait to watch and see how you do along the way.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

best of luck with the blog goals and the etsy goals!

Bliss said...

You still stalking your favorite building? Is the For Rent sign still in the window? I'm better at giving advice than practicing it, but go for it!

~Bliss~