Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Hello! Long time! Things are sort of the same around here. Summer is coming and it will be another one where I cannot swim. That is sort of hard to face. I will also be turning 30 in June. I have never dreaded turning 30, in fact I may have even looked forward to it..until I got sick. I feel like this last year and a half of my 20s has been stolen from me, and I am certainly not in a place I envisioned.
There are sad thoughts like these, but I still remain pretty positive considering everything. And there are good things in my life. This weekend James and I will celebrate the 10th anniversary of our first date. We are still living with my parents and it has been quite stressful, but we have high hopes of getting in our home together by June (hopefully before I turn 30, haha...if this cannot happen I will have to realize the silliness and that age really isn't a big deal....). The above Vine video shows some details in our house. Are you on Vine? Join me! Other things to look forward to..traveling in June for a family wedding..warm weather..getting a very much needed haircut (that I still need to schedule)..taking day trip drives with James and sometimes my parents..eating frozen custard..hopefully driving to the beach even though I cannot swim..OPENING MY SHOP AGAIN..
I am trying SO hard to get things in order. I still do not have a proper space to work in and I am afraid I want so badly to open my shop so it can be a distraction from everything...however, I know that cannot be. I need to be aware of everything and on top of things regarding my kidney failure. So when I open I will probably only have a limited amount of product and if I take orders that will be even more limited. If there is anything you are hoping to see in stock again, feel free to contact me so I can prepare it. I am trying so hard to open SOON. This seems to be the time of year that has always inspired me most, so it is torture not to have Nice....which WILL have a name change. Nice has served me well for 13 years! I started using it around Junior year of high school! Before I had a shop I had Nice-Etc.com for several years, and in 2005 I opened the Etsy shop...now it seems there are many shops using Nice in some fashion, blogs too, even Walgreens (a Chicago based company mind you..hmm?) is using "Nice!" as their company brand name..and besides that I have moved on. And can I say, for the record, Nice was never intended to bring to mind the bro, "Niiiiiiice!" which I loathe.
So I am trying to decide if I will change the shop name at Nice, or keep Nice open for vintage only, or perhaps collaborations between my Mom and I. If I switch to a new shop on Etsy, I will need to regain my followers and favoritees, not to mention sales haha. What do you all think?