As far back as I can remember, selling has always been super exciting for me. When I was in first grade, my friend and I bought erasers, pencils and other junk and set up a combination lemonade stand/gift shop at the edge of the yard. I don’t think we made too much money, but I do remember a rather substantial stack of ones about 6″ thick (folded) that I would cram in my little pockets whenever I was ready to open up shop.
In my teen years my dad used to take my brother and I to thrift shops on weekends in the city and we could always get one or two things. This is an especially exciting adventure for young people, because the price tags are reasonable when your income is essentially zero, plus it is WAY more interesting than picking one of twenty barbies off the shelf at a big box store. Thank you, Dad, for that thrifty training.
In college, I followed my heart rather than my wallet to art school where I gained tremendous satisfaction in turning real, lived experiences in to frozen works of art using photography as a medium.
Now, as my interests focus on sustainable practices I’ve found that two pastimes one education have effortlessly meshed in to the perfect amalgam of supplemental income. The satisfaction of the hunt, then the find in thrift stores, yard sales and other various windfalls is exciting. Then the sculpting, brushing off and photographing the artifact, making it new again. Lastly, the thrill of the sale and of course the economic benefits of doing so. Just perfect.