Tuesday, July 10, 2007

it's me talking

I could use some encouragement...

I learn by trial & error. I don't choose to learn this way, it's just a fact about myself. When God was passing out the Easy gene, He ran out right before I got there. By the time my brain has decided that something is going to be easy...it starts raining, they cancel the concert, the restaurant runs out of that item, the store has it in every size but mine and they close your bank account because it was inactive for too long and never tell you. Yes, that's what happened to me...I had an account at a local bank, all my own, no one used it but me...and they closed it. I guess someone decided that I fell off the face of the Earth? And I, of course, used all of this said bank information with etsy...paypal...la la la...before I knew all of this! :{ So, I dried the tears that fell during my arduous online clean up and the very looooong phone conversation I had with Paypals customer service guy, who thinks I'm now THE craziest person EVER...and have a new bank account that is currently waiting to be verified by the wonderful people at Paypal and...as soon as I can upload all the umpteen pictures I have taken of my jewelry, with oooooh so many left that still need to be taken, cropped, adjusted, blah!...I can open up the boutique that the Universe encouraged me to open...

that was The Universe...right?


Anonymous ceanandjen said...

One.day.at.a.time. YOU ARE ALMOST THERE!!!! Cheering you on and sending love!


7:34 PM  
Blogger Angela Marie said...


It will happen!

take a deep breath, let it out slowly.

It will happen!

love you

8:22 PM  
Blogger LEstes65 said...

Like the wise lovelies above said, it will happen. And we will all cheer from our cyber chairs!

And let me remind you: we love you and totally know you can do this. And we're a bunch of fallible goofballs. So if a bunch of dorks like US know you can do it, how much more is God rooting for you?!

Love you...

8:45 PM  
Blogger Deb R said...

Oh no, that is just NOT right that your bank would do that without even trying to notify you or check with you. What horrible customer "service."

Sending good thoughts your way that you have everything straightened out very, very soon.

9:55 PM  
Blogger Georgia said...

Right now I am kicking your bank in the shins...

It will happen for you, and soon. Just breath, and smile. And know that when you are able to open we will all be there drooling!


10:10 PM  
Blogger dreamergirl said...

YES! That was the Universe and your heart who encouraged you to open your boutique. They can´t help it if banks decide to act stupid...

I´m with the others on taking one day at a time. And you know, you can always take a day off...it´s YOUR boutique! Maybe taking a step back will re-energize you again.

Sending love and tuns of hugs your way! xOx

12:12 AM  
Blogger LisaOceandreamer said...

You know what....this is all a test and when you get through it all...get all the gobbilty goop out of the way...it will be smooooooth sailing. I think the Universe wants to see how committed you are to this...hang in there....it's convinced now! :)

12:13 AM  
Blogger Shaz said...

Oh Honey taht is what makes you appreciate everything so much, I know the feeling. That so sux and I am sorry its been a long road but your nearly there Honey and we are right here with you.
Hugs and Kisses xx
Cant wait !!!!!

5:04 AM  
Blogger magicaldamselfly said...

Yes it was The Universe and we are all here to support you.
As Angela said, "One day at a time" because we will be here waiting.
Much love and prayers,

7:26 AM  
Blogger daisies said...

yes .. one day at a time and it will all happen and unfold as it should ~ you are sooooo almost there and that is a wonderful wonderful thing :)

i'm totally cheering you on over here and know that it is going to be absolutely fabulous!! lots of love ... xox

eeeeeeee (that was me doing a little happy squeal)

9:11 AM  
Anonymous Mom said...

This is what happens without "GREEN TEA FRAPPACINOS

Love you, love you, love you

9:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I used to think banks were respectable institutions, but now I put them right up there with credit card companies and the IRS.

Everyone I've known who's either (a) started their own company or (b) built their own home, has come away saying they should write a book about all the things they learned by trial and error and save others some big headaches. You're just experiencing The Universe telling you no human can pull together 100 different strings at once and expect to work them neatly into one big, happy bow! But I feel your frustration and immense pressure and extreme fatigue. :)

As President and CEO I hope you grant yourself a few breaks to just relax and rejuvenate. "Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?" (Matt. 6:27) WWJD? I think he'd row his boat away from the crowd and out into the middle of the lake, and chill for a while! Take care.

10:27 AM  
Blogger me-nikk said...

minor set back... no big deal.
just a slight brush of your shoulder... moving on.

YOU'RE DOING SUPER!!! Congrats to you for all of your efforts and achievements!!! You are an amazingly successful woman already who is deeply and dearly loved and cherished!!!

12:19 PM  
Blogger Wanda said...

Oh, you are so close!!! Your smile in the picture is precious. And I have to agree with Angela...One Day at a Time...sounds like a song!!

Love and Hugs

4:39 PM  
Anonymous Annie said...

Dearest Darlene

Oh sweetheart, that sucks ROCKS! How dismaying for you!

Never mind, as so many of the wiser lovelies have said, it's OK and we're all here for you. Can't wait for la grande opening. You are such a talented photographer as well as jewellry artist it's going to be hot, hot, HOT!

I love PayPal too. I use them for my online business, and they are very, very understanding.

Nearly there now.

With much love


12:02 AM  
Anonymous Universe said...

Hello Darlene. I'm glad you didn't let a minor setback such as the bank writing you off discourage you from your dreams. If life was easy, then everyone would have a boutique. But you see, when the creativity was passed out, (you got an extra helping), it was done with the understanding that you would someday be in a place where you could show your beautiful talent to the world. Besides, we in the Universe have plenty of time and patience... and credit cards. :)

9:43 AM  
Blogger Melba said...

I am a trail and error girl too. It seems to take me a long time to learn a lesson. But I do think we are all here learning...
Learing to experience life.

11:27 AM  
Blogger AnnieElf said...

Banks have become strangely independent creatures haven't they? Seems like banks never get it right the first time and when they final DO something goes wrong later on down the line. But YES, you did pay attention to the university, yes THE universe, and I wish you the best with your new store.

1:05 PM  
Blogger Mary Timme said...

Yikes, I heard people crying all day! I think Venus or Mars or something is in retograde, or whatever. I'm sure it's a weather or some sort of cosmic thing. Lots of sad stories and I got to hear my share. And then our sweet Darlene is having problems. Well, it is never easy, but let me know how you like etsy if you would. Thanks and later,

5:31 PM  
Anonymous twoblueday said...

Best of good fortune.

4:36 AM  
Blogger Vanessa JamRobber said...

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9:31 AM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

i'm sitting here poised and ready to applaud your emerging venture... i just know it will be well worth waiting for :)

sorry to hear about the crappy hiccoughs along the way.

you're neeeeearly there now

love to you,

9:32 AM  
Blogger Darlene said...

Thank you all for your encouraging words and for repeating back to me that I can do this :)

I am still cleaning up the bank issues...these things take 3-4 business days and I am knee deep in photos and battling my type A perfectionist eye...

but I see the light at the end of the tunnel :)

what loves you are to me,

xox darlene

1:18 PM  
Blogger brittany said...

ha, the comment from the Universe made me laugh.

sigh. all the web stuff is exhausting, isn't it? It's true--you CAN do it, it's just a big pain in the neck and takes forever. (I'm encouraging you and projecting my own frustrations at the same time...)

I'm excited to buy something from you someday in the future though:)


9:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Believe and breathe. It will happen, you will make it happen. You have the spirit and soul that can't be stopped. One day at a time is the best advice, and keep believing! XOXO

1:53 PM  

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