Another year has passed with some good parts and some bad parts. I think all years are like that. It would be nice if a year went along and nothing bad happened but that is not life. There will always be bad parts but there is no need and we should not want to dwell on the bad. It is best for our health both physically and mentally to think of only the good.
What this year will bring, I don't know but I personally look forward to some great craft shows and one antique show. Plus I look for more sales both on my website and on eBay. I know a lot of people don't like eBay but it has been very good to me over the holiday shopping season. Yes, I am not fond of paying them but then I stop and think.....if I was doing a show, I would have to pack everything, drive to a venue, unpack and sit there and hope people liked what I had and after the show, reverse the process. Then there is usually hotel fees, food, gas and the show fees. What is the better deal? I say, for me anyway, eBay. I can sit at my computer, upload the info and picture, and then watch as the people bid on it. So the fees that eBay gets, to me, are justified. Yes I still like to do a couple of shows a year and these are local shows so I am home every night, because I still like to get the feedback of people. Plus I love to talk to people about dolls and anything else that happens to come up.
So this year, if my health holds out, I will do a few shows and keep every thing going on the computer. The computer keeps me in touch with the world and I learn something new about every day. I think it keeps me feeling young. Between FaceBook and several craft forums I am on, I have gained so many wonderful friends. We may never meet but if we ever did, it would be like meeting an old friend we haven't seen in a while. I cherish everyone who I have met on the internet. What would we do without the internet? LOL
So here is hoping everyone has a tremendous 2012.