It’s hard to believe another year has come and gone. Things have changed quite a bit for me in the last few months, work-wise.
Before my kiddos were born I worked full-time as a librarian. After my oldest was born I resigned from my full-time job, and have been subbing ever since, working just a bit here and there. But in 2018 two of my coworkers retired. And, for whatever reason, the decision was made not to replace them. But of course the work still needs to be done. So, I have been subbing . . . almost every single day.
It’s good and bad. The best thing is that they will take pretty much any hours I can give so I generally just work when my boys are in school. I mostly enjoy my job. I like the people I work with, and I enjoy helping the patrons. The money is nice too.
But . . .
It means eBay is put on the backburner.
It means my schedule isn’t so much my own.
It means I have a backlog of yard sale treasures from last summer that have yet to be listed because my time is so much more limited.
It means my sales are WAY down.
I am still eBaying, but not to the extent I have in the past. When I am good (which I try to be most days) I get up at 5 a.m. and get 5 new items listed, and then package up my sales for the day to drop off at the PO on my way to work.
When I’m not so good a day or two or three can slip by with no new listings going up. My sales are down from the past year, which isn’t great but is to be expected.
I have no plans to quit eBaying, but there are also no signs that my work schedule will slow down in the near future, so this seems to be my new normal.
I do miss blogging and want to check in again more often, but if I’m somewhat sporadic I hope this helps explain why.
How did the last half of 2018 treat you? I would love to hear about it!