So it’s been a little over a month, but I have officially moved from Orlando, FL to Jacksonville Beach, FL!!
It’s exciting, horrible, and everything in between all rolled up into one, there’s a few reasons why…
1. My husband got laid off in January, scary stuff seeing he was the money-maker and I’m just the supplemental; work when I’m off kinda job.
2. I went to a full-time pseudo-management spot, with no raise other than a promise of a far off bonus. Just babysat a bunch of whiny asses that I wanted to bitch slap on regular basis. I turned into robo-bitch… so let’s just agree that Best Buy had succeeded in killing my creative free spirit. So I walked in one day, bought everything that I needed with my discount and walked out on the past 4.5 years of my crappy job life.
3. While working this crappy full-time job I was still making bath products full-time and having my husband sell for me for some supplemental income. He had the time, and I had the inventory. This was the start of the domino effect. After a good weekend at the market that I attended (because let’s face it my husband tries his best, but he’s introvert and adding two kids under 5 into the mix and a bunch of questions that he never paid any mind to the explanations I gave him… you see where I’m going). I realized… I made more selling soap in two days than I did in two weeks at my crappy job!
So here we are. We broke our lease, packed the kids and our belongings and signed a lease up here. It’s beautiful! But I’ll be damned if there are only a handful of farmers markets! After day 3, reality hit. We have a bit of money in the bank but we are two unemployed people in a new place with no one but my mother. Shit. What was I thinking.
So I spent hours everyday looking online for markets. Finding that a lot of them weren’t running anymore, etc. But I kept hearing about Riverside Art Market. So I applied, let me tell you… these people asked so many damn questions! But I answered the questions the best I could, such as:
What makes you different from the other vendors that sell the same kind of products you do?
… um. I know! Answer: My winning personality. 😀
Who woulda thunk.. I got accepted!! I’ll be in booth 505 this Saturday, 5/4/13. And then I’ll be celebrating with some margarita’s on the beach 5/5/13.
Btw. My husband has applied to go to welding school. Everything works out 🙂