A couple months ago, when I was still pondering the idea of pursuing my own interests full-time, the only thing D kept saying to me was “please make sure you keep a social calendar.” He’s a smart man as working for one’s self can be a very liberating, yet, isolating experience; however, because of his good advice, I am satisfied to report I have had not one lonely thought. Yep, since January, I have made a point to have a date of some sort each week with a girlfriend . . . and I have never been happier.
“Friends and good manners will carry you where money won’t go.” – Margaret Walker
For example, this past Saturday, I had the extreme pleasure of hanging out with my two friends who are also friends, Ashley and Kelly. [Sidenote: Ashley is my über talented graphic designer, a.k.a. The Design Stylist, and Kelly was my former coworker before my jump into business owner, and well, we get along insanely well.] Prior to our date, the three of us hadn’t hung out just the three of us since, gosh, December? It was time, so per Ashley’s suggestion, we started the afternoon with a visit to Lucky Street Productions; a once-a-month event filled with amazing vintage vendors and their fabulous finds to either rent or for sale. [If you haven’t been, you need to go. It’s located in the old North County Times building in Oceanside.] I was both extremely excited and little nervous about checking this event out as I knew it was the sort of thing I could easily go to “Crazyville” for, as I love almost anything vintage. The good news is, though, I did keep myself in check with a couple mental reminders from A Beautiful Mess Flea Market Shopping Tips. I ended up walking a way with a bunch of DIJ ideas and only one purchase, a very reasonably priced, iron mermaid bottle opener for my Parrot Head D.
After our antique adventure, we made a quick stop to the house so I could feed the monsters [yes, it’s a dogs’ life] and then it was off to the local wine bar, The R.E.L.M., for an evening of drinks, laughter, and conversation goodness.