Inspired by Sarah

birthday.

birthday.

I'm not a fan of birthdays.  I can't seem to pinpoint exactly when I began to feel an aversion to this particular day of the year. It may have started when I was a kid - traumatized by the public spectacle of the O'Charley's servers singing "Happy Happy Birthday - my response was to promptly hide under the table. As I got older, I would always intentionally choose a birthday dinner at a restaurant where I knew no one would sing. Other than that, no one has ever made me feel badly about my birthday. In fact, everyone is so...

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Dreaming

Dreaming

Last night, I had a dream. It was a simple dream. I was sitting in a restaurant and my Grandma came over and said hello. That's it....just hello. It doesn't seem like much, but to me, I woke up relishing in the dream where my Grandma knew me. She saw me, knew me, and spoke confidently to me, her granddaughter.  I think about my Grandma all of the time. As a child, playing restaurant and taking her order (by the 3rd, 4th, and 5th times when my Mom and Aunt had (very kindly) shoo'd me away), my Grandma still had orders for me. To...

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Fragile Things

Memories. Such fragile things. And Alzheimer’s disease shows no mercy to its victims.

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Community

I am an incredibly private person. In fact, mention any of this to me directly, and I will probably deflect to something else to refrain from having to (face-to-face) discuss any of it. To reveal my deepest thoughts and feelings through this blog and put my simple online boutique on the world wide web (knowing the market, even in my own town, is completely saturated), is all quite....vulnerable.  Yet, there has been an unexpected blessing to this venture. I've discovered that several of my close friends have been touched by the plague of Alzheimer's on their loved ones. So, of course, they...

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Reality

Reality

Now, don’t get me wrong…I’m going at this dream with 110%. But, I’m also not quitting my day job. Smile. I’ve sold things on eBay before. I made over 1k over the span of a few weeks by just cleaning out my closet of a few worn out designer handbags that I had not carried in years. So, creating Sarah B Boutique and joining Poshmark (https://poshmark.com/closet/echristmas40) is not an unrealistic or haphazard venture. But, I also know I won’t be a millionaire from selling beautiful things via eCommerce. Remember when I mentioned the stacks of dollar bills and the letter...

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