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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
Good Morning all. It’s Liza, the Owner of The Wandering Path.
I should have slept in but..turns out 4 am is when my body wanted to get up. I decided to test the “line” style mugs with the first cup of coffee..I was happy to see..yes, you can see the wording quite well.
I posted the picture on Twitter, so if you have a hankering for your co-workers or family members to know whether or not they should “approach” that mug may just be your “cup of tea” hehe.
I know…cheezy joke but that’s alright I’m in a good mood. I wanted to share with you all an incident that happened here yesterday that I chock up to “other worldly assistance”.
The weeds were growing tall here and even though I enjoy the purple and pink hues..my neighbors..not so much. I went to start my electric lawn mower and…you guessed it, after a long, wet, cold, winter..she did not want to go. Bugger! I pulled out the gas mower backup and sure enough..that one too went “you’re kidding right?”
So…I just left them in the yard and went about my day and began looking around wondering if I should just buy an old school “reel” mower and be done with anything gas or electric powered.
After two hours, I heard a “whirring” sound outside…thought maybe the neighbors were mowing their yard..but I heard no ‘pitch’ change which I would expect.
I peeked outside and uh..the electric mower..was on. Now usually you have to hold down the hands and push the safety key button to the right to get that sucker to go. Did I question it? Nope, I jumped up..slapped on the first pair of shoes I saw and mowed the “visible” yard portions first before the rain clouds opened up.
Yes, as I was trying to get one of those two motors to start up, I asked to the Universe “A little help here please?”
As you all know I am still in that financial squeeze and buying a new mower was not really in the fund structure..so here is what I attribute what happened to…my Grandpa. My absolute hero…forever and always…began to fiddle with that electric mower…and I could hear him saying “That kid can’t afford a new mower….I’m gonna fix this…” haha…and that’s why it turned on by itself and only turned off after I pulled the battery pack out.
Oh sure, there could be a perfectly logical explanation, but what fun is that? So I took what I was thinking and put some of the words onto a graphic then felt I had to make it rhyme..the poet in me.
Enjoy your Friday (my Sunday)..and listen for your own whispers, the voices that maybe can only speak to you from the inside…find what you are seeking…see the signs that may appear to you.
Find your Path, let us help we can.
BB to you all! –Liza M.
Good Morning to you all. We hope the hangovers are few and that you enjoyed yesterday.
The Owner received an email from a friend yesterday. He told her that he hoped that her dream of making The Wandering Path a success works and that he was a bit jealous that she had the courage to do it.
She thought about what he said, and yes she recognizes the risk she took in starting a business, especially one that is purely online to keep costs down.
But…she explained that she thought about what the worst scenario. It didn’t work…okay, so she’d be on the job hunt which she would have had to do anyway once her sabbatical time was over..and she’d be out of some money…again okay..just means the stock would be the friends, family and strangers Christmas, Birthday, Anytime, Just Cause…gifts until it was gone. So…yes, she took a risk but one she felt she needed to.
She believes in using herbal and natural remedies, that’s why she carries those.
She believes that people should be able to make their home their haven that’s why she carries candles, lanterns, oil warmers.
She believes you should be able to express yourself in whatever style you choose and that’s why she carries various jewelry styles that have some type of unique meaning or are just “cool”.
She is a woman, and she does love handbags so yes, she carries them but she loves supporting cultural avenues and that’s why we brought in the hand-crafted items from Nepal. They are a great people and do beautiful work.
Every item on the site is not chosen because it would “sell” it was chosen because it could help someone… somewhere…find overall wellness in their lives.
Overall wellness to her means the mind, the body, the spirit and by appealing to all of them you can help manage the stress and roller coasters of life; and help someone find their own joy & calmness and a way for them to be themselves.
Her last thing is pricing considerations…she likes to keep all price points under $20 because she wants it to be affordable. You want a garden, okay..you want aromatherapy okay..you want something to help your health..okay…but you shouldn’t have to spend so much money to get those things and even though our profit margins range from $1 and up on each item she just hopes that people understand what she is trying to achieve and that they can ask for things and she will try to locate them.
Believe us, if she could give this stuff to those that need it for their own “wellness” she would. she has to stop herself from doing so quite alot…or we have to stop her.
Okay enough babbling, thank you for listening.
Find your path and if you can live your dream and find that job you can do..that makes you feel as if you are not doing a “job”..do it…weigh your own “what’s the worst that could happen?”
Her path is a search for Serenity and by owning The Wandering Path we have seen such a change in her already..she is calmer, happier, and looks forward to “work” every day even on days she wakes up on the grumpy side of the bed.
She bought for herself many of the items she sells and this has helped her overall search for Serenity by improving her health with the herbal blends; her home with the aromatherapy oils etc…
BB to you on your Wandering Paths!
-The Wandering Path Staff.