Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Failures vs. Setbacks

The weekend of my first physical sale has come and gone...how did the sale go?? It didn't. After spending all summer readying the garage, house and inventory the store will not open. I didn't say will never open, however things didn't quite come together as planned.1934 Vintage Uncle Sam Toy Cash Register, by Durable Toy and Novelty by calloohcallay

First to come about was my husband's new job offer, that includes housing. Okay fine, we'll move, find a renter and continue to use the garage as a store. Sounds all well and good until I start thinking, would I really like living 10 ft from someone a store, what happens when someone stops in "on the fly" to shop? What happens when I'm at the store and have to go to the bathroom or use the sink?

Vintage FOR RENT sign tin metal rusty red by MySeriousSide

As bummed as I am, I know that everything happens for a reason. I put some of the inventory at Red Roof Antiques in North Platte, added some inventory to my booth at Accent's Etc here in McCook, and will continue online. When the opportunity arises to do a physical store again, yes I will jump at it, because it really is what I long to do.

As Steven Tyler has said time and time again "Life is a journey, not a destination" What fun would it be if life was all smooth sailing?

Through the Viewfinder Photograph 5x5 by jillruthandco

Did my store fail? NO!

I fully believe that the timing was wrong, when the good Lord see's the timing as right, things will fall smoothly in place. Setbacks are His way of showing us He is really the one in control and if we fully give our lives to Him amazing things will happen!

Faith Color Block Wooden Cross by MagnoliaMarket

"Be assured and understand that the trial and proving of your faith
bring out endurance and steadfastness and patience."
James 1: 3