Monday, December 24, 2012

The Year In Review

I started out the year with a blog called “Twelve Discovery Drive” and the premise was to try twelve new things throughout the year to discover a little more about myself. I had read book after book on things like “How To Discover Your Strengths” and “The Secret” and “See You At The Top” just to name a few.

I was tired of reading!  I just wanted to try something…. anything. 

I started the year off with a jewelry making class at the local Cultural Arts Center.  I made a beautiful bird shaped nickel bracelet while learning a lot of new skills along the way.

Next, I gave screen-printing a try and I really, really liked it! I liked it so much that I started making screen printed ipad and messenger bags and started selling them on Etsy.  I continued on the self-journey.

My husband won a trip enabling us to travel to London and Rome. We also went on a ten day cruise and visited places like Cabo San Lucas, Ensenada and Puerto Vallarta.  My head was filling with ideas after visiting these places!

But I’ve got to tell you, I hit gold when on a whim, I attended my very first live auction out in the country this past August. It was truly an “aha” moment.  I LOVED being there and I was so excited - it was that feeling I had been chasing for so long! 

My Very First Auction Purchase was a Vintage Typewriter
Since that moment in August, I have been attending auctions on a weekly basis. I  expanded my Etsy shop and opened a small vendor booth at a local antique mall.  It is a lot of work, but I never get tired of it.  I LOVE all things vintage and when I look back at my life, it had always been there, I think just had to realize it on my own.  My hubby tried to point it out to me one time, but I blew it off as a dumb idea. I remember him saying, “you really like finding stuff at the thrift shop, can’t you do something with that”? Ha, ha, little did I know! 

So my message is to embrace who you are and go with your gut even if it doesn’t make sense at the time. I am so glad I started this little blog as “Twelve Discovery Drive.” I finally found what I have been looking for!

Yeah, me :) 

To see vintage items before they hit my Etsy shop, like my Facebook page.










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