Saturday, December 17, 2011
I spent the day yesterday doing some housework, sitting on the floor getting things ready for my Avon Open House and spending a bit of time on the computer looking up information and getting some paperwork ready that I need to get to someone. By the end of the day, my lower back really hurt. I know better than to do all that in one day. I know it's better to do things sitting at a table or desk than bent over sitting on the floor. I know I should get up every hour or so when I'm doing a lot of sitting and walk around for a few minutes. I got to be reminded of this the hard way. Note to self: pay attention!!!
I think I am as ready as I can be for this open house today. I know I will have some setting up and packing up to do, but I think that should be fairly easy and take only fifteen minutes for each. I'm just not sure what to expect as I've never had one. I've worked at booths selling stuff and have years of customer service experience. So, I will go with high expectations and settle with whatever happens. I know it is a learning experience and that I can only get better from here.
If things go well, I'm considering having an open house here possibly the end of January or the beginning of February. I will be able to get the word out ahead of time and have more things to show/sell. It will give me something to look forward to during the long winter months and will help me practice my marketing skills. I realize a lot depends on whether or not I am able to get another job. But, right now I'm so discouraged on that end that I'm not holding my breath at all. I've got to forge my own way as far as finding ways to make money. And, right now, the only definitive things I have are my sometimes stints with a local employment agency and my Avon business. So, it's time to get creative and see where life takes me.