Friends in the Journey

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Good Morning early risers. It’s Liza, the Owner of The Wandering Path. As Friday begins, I regret that again I have to delay my “in person” sales much to my dismay but I’m hopeful that perhaps next weekend will be that “lucky” weekend. I need to consult with my sister, a superb sales person. While I was off in the realm of military life she was learning the sales trade and so I know her knowledge will be invaluable. She has the experience in the realm I need to travel and while we have had our difficulties over the years (what siblings don’t?) I am hopeful that now we have both aged enough to appreciate what the other has experienced in their lives. She has seen some of my offerings and indicated they should sell quite quickly but she also told me she hasn’t looked too much because she doesn’t want to “want” the things for herself before she can afford them. HA! No, right now, I don’t get a discount…so it’s in my family & friends & first patrons best interests to help me sell as then I can offer them special deals because of their early patronage.

I am attaching a graphic and short poem/thought run on how sometimes friends or family can seem so far ahead of you and you hope that they wait for you to catch up to them…even if it is just briefly. The journey is always so much better when you can have someone along with you to share in both the joys and in the difficulties so appreciate those people who do let you join them in realms that they are traveling and in which you may just be visiting.

BB! With a Raised Coffee Mug–Liza M.

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Bit of Zen & Calm inducing items

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Good Evening everyone. It’s Liza, the Owner of The Wandering Path. The Supermoon is out and is shining brightly. I have been posting some product item flyers to Twitter and Facebook during my nightowl timeframes. I hope you’ve been following along and liking what I have been trying to do.

I have set aside a few quotes to share with you this week and once I get those prepared I will post them but I wanted you WordPressers to also see what I prepared in case you are interested. I hope you all are well and that the beginning of Fall is treating you the way it should.

BB! –Liza M.

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Facing Fear

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Good Morning early risers. It’s Liza, the Owner of The Wandering Path. Before I go to sleep I thought I’d share a quote from Eleanor Roosevelt as I am soon going to face fears I have and I need to recognize, I have faced much worse than this and survived it and become stronger, more compassionate, and wiser for it among other things. I hope you all have a wonderful Friday and wish me luck in the ventures ahead. Here is to hoping we can finally turn this dream into a viable reality.

BB! –Liza M.

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Your Path is Your Own

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Hello everyone, it seems that September has begun with the continuation of struggles or as we hope the final hurdle on some sections.

The primary delivery SUV has decided it needs a bit of a breather so as we wait for the assessment to be done on whether it is a cheap/easy fix, we watch the Owner stress.

We pulled one of her poems we thought we would share with you. She has always wondered why her path in life has had so many twists, turns, difficulties, etc…when others around her don’t seem to have so many roadblocks. However, she also says that the “powers that be” wouldn’t hand her something she couldn’t handle but she wishes at times they handed her a map too so she knew which way to go.

So for today, as we wait to hear if she really can set up a booth this coming weekend and boost sales we just want to remind you all that your path is yours…and your travel of it will be different from others so try not to compare as you will eventually find your way or finally reach that place you can stay (physical or spiritual).

BB! –The Wandering Path Staff

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Start of Nature’s Slumber

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Hello everyone. Finally, September is here…we see this as the month it begins….summer begins to wane and Fall starts to take hold as the Earth (Mother Nature if you like) begins to start her preparations for Winter Slumber.

Absolutely, Autumn is our favorite time of year as we can watch nature show their colors, it is cool enough to get out and explore plus our favorite holiday is on its way. Surely, you can guess it is Halloween (Samhain) and we cannot wait.

We hope that we get enough sales in September to allow us to go and find some great things to stock to celebrate such a time of year.

Thank you all for listening to the Owner, we know her well but also know she struggles with many things we cannot comprehend as we did not go through everything she did.

She wants to share but how “much” of herself does she put out to the world is always a question for her. Her conditions and her battles with them are so personal but also so inspiring to us here and we know that is why she is so passionate about what she stocks and why as she doesn’t want anyone to go through the struggles and amount of time it took for her to find ways to cope, treat, and find her own inspiration.

Not everyone is as stubborn as she is about finding “another way” to treat things…especially health conditions. If she could, she would literally sell the stuff at cost or give it away. We have to stop her from handing out samples from her own supply that she uses (and pays for our of her savings) because she sees someone in need and she hates to see someone struggling…when she knows there is a possible treatment for it.

Okay, we are off our soap box and wish you all BB.

–The Wandering Path Staff

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Participate not Isolate

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Good morning early risers. It’s Liza, the Owner of The Wandering Path. As I consider my options as to the viability of the business being my only position I do admit my thoughts did wander to whether this is just a dream or if it can be my reality.

On a personal note, I’ve been alone essentially for over a decade and my previous jobs made it so I had to be extremely isolated from people other than those I worked with.

As I struggle with the “business need” to be around people in person with the PTSD symptoms of needing to only be around people I can trust, I created the graphic below not only for me but for others struggling with mass socialization introductions.

I need to stop isolating and start participating. Thank you as always for listening to my inner thoughts & concerns.

BB! –Liza M.

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Waiting for the Fog to Clear

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Good late night all. It’s Liza, the Owner of The Wandering Path. My “late night owl” tendency has taken hold the past few days…hence why no blog posts although I have tried to at least post something to Twitter every so often if I woke up.

The sand man seems to be avoiding me and I also felt as if I was in a bit of a fog…unsure which way to go. I know everyone experiences those times where someone or something seems to be sapping your energy & creativity and I admit this has been affecting me this week…quite badly.

Tomorrow I shall start adding the Mood (I call it Chinese Prozac) to try to help deal with some of these down trodden/defeated feelings. Yes, my anxiety levels and stress over the business and its lack of activity have been getting to me but I do try to remain hopeful.

Thank you as always for listening to my inner thoughts & concerns.

BB! –Liza M.

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Hear the Meaning

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Good morning everyone. It’s Liza, the Owner of The Wandering Path. I am enjoying the brief time I have left with the open windows. Before I finally went to sleep around 2 am I noticed the temp outside was better than it was indoors so I cracked open those windows. It always makes me just want to sit and listen to the night.

I also began to think about how often people “talk” but rarely “listen”. So much is said that is beyond the words used that the art of being able to listen seems to be getting lost. Yes, we can communicate quickly and to the point…twitter demands that; but often people say things but what they really mean is unknown to their conscious mind but is being communicated by actions, facial expressions, and spiritual projection so to speak.

The desire to be in direct contact with another person seems to be getting lost and then when something a person does…doesn’t match their “online” persona; the question of “why?” is being asked. We need human contact, we need to hear eachother and understand the meaning.

I know there are those of you who understand the meaning of a “look”, a “sigh”, etc… in another individual….that you seem to have an uncanny ability to read them like an open book or hear them speak without saying a word. So, as I watched the Q&A last night on Acorn with David Suchet he said a quote that I chose to use today as the character by Agatha Christie, Hercule Poirot was indeed a great listener…and I also think a great observer. I shall miss his portrayls. If you didn’t know, the very last episode of Poirot with Mr. Suchet has aired. Au revior et bon chance.

BB! With a raised coffee mug –Liza M.

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Make it Social

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Good morning everyone. It’s Liza, the Owner of The Wandering Path. It has been a tiring few days but for a good reason. My sister gave birth to a beautiful baby girl so of course the vigil was an all-nighter and she handled it like a trooper.

Take that with the lightening shows and record temperatures down here..oi. I have also been working on getting things done to take the shop stock to the local area flea markets. Okay, I know there is more but I was just happy I got to bed before 4 am so I wanted to share something else with you I came across this morning.

Music can bring about so many feelings and often we can “box” in instruments…seeing them as only used a particular way or needing to be accompanied by others. Lindsey Stirling, with the help of UE Boom did a performance in front of onlookers that delighted not only the adults but children.

Music can be so expressive & inspiring even without words. I hope you enjoy it and I would have loved to have seen it in person myself. So like many things today make it social…music, experiences, expressions, connections. 

BB! With a raised coffee mug –Liza M.

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