Saturday, January 8, 2011

A Leap of Sorts

Lately I've been feeling like this cricket...
Stuck. In a cage. One of my own creation.
I'd like to step out. Lift off the top. Be ready to fly with my own wings...
What's stopping me? Myself. Same as ever.
I want to do something kind of big. Kind of out there for me. Really scary. I can't quite take the leap. So I keep gathering information and seeking opinions.
I need to take the lid off this thing and get it going. I'm thinking if I write it here for all the world to see (or my very few loyal readers) maybe it will become real and force me to commit.
So here it is:
This year I AM going to host/organize/create my own Junque Market (I need a good name for it - Junque Days?!) event. I'm renting a building at the local fairgrounds, I'm going to find vendors to participate and then hope with the strongest of hopes that people attend. A lot of people attend. Because I want my little corner of Ohio to have a cool show like the lucky folks in MN seem to have all the time!!! Because I would love to attend the Farm Chicks but that is not possible at this point in my life. I'm going to create my own. Because I love my little, quaint and picturesque town and I want people to visit it. Because I'm not ready to do the Country Living Festival but I still want to participate in something similar.
That's it. Not earth shattering in the grand scheme of real life but I've gone and said it. Now I HAVE to do it.


11 comments:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Awesome! If I lived in Ohio I would so be there!

Bargain Hunting Treasure Seeker said...

DO it! DO it! Do it! One step at a time...You never know til you try! How long of a drive is it from Michigan-if it's not too far I would come!!!

Pam @ Frippery said...

Oh Girl, call me. I would love to participate. I have done Burlington, Lawrenceburg and and Springfield too. We need a more specialized venue. We have 6 acres and I have thought of doing this so often but parking, level ground, insurance...well it seems too much. So if you are taking the plunge I would love to be one of your vendors. E mail me through my blog. I know some other girls who have great style who would probably love to be involved as well. Just let me know. Thanks, Pam

Amanda :) said...

We are behind you 100%. You can do this because you are awesome.

Sue said...

Sounds fun! I talked to Pam via e-mail yesterday about this. Just send me more information. Sue

Linda said...

OH, this is inspiring...I'm looking forward to seeing where you go with your venture!

Pam said...

Oh, please do it. I will be there. Love a good junque-ing show.

vivian said...

Ok! you said it! now get busy! lol!
really, I think you can do it. but probably should get the ball in motion now. sounds like youve been thinking about it for a while and already have lots of ideas as to how to get it started! wish I lived nearby, I'd be there!
have a good night
vivian

Sherrie said...

Do it. You can if you want it badly enough. Hey I opened my shop and I love it. It was a big risk but I did it and for all the work, I wouldn't change a thing. I turned 50 last summer, and if I wasn't going to do something this big then, when was I going to? So I expect to see a post coming up to report on your progress. By the way, I love the name of the event. Junque Days.

Rose @ Confessions of a Curbshopaholic said...

Go for it! I wish I was closer, I would go.
Sounds like you have already put a lot of thought in this, good for you. I'll be rooting for you.

Diane said...

I have all the faith in the world for you. You WILL be a success!