My past week has been clean out central in my room. I've been gathering items which no longer fit my body....my mind....my life.
One of the major areas I've felt the need to clean up is my purse collection. Despite the fact I can only carry one purse at a time, I think I've kept all the purses I've owned since......2007. Yep, I have pack rat tendencies. Not afraid to admit it.
I mean, where else could I find one of those teeny tiny purses which only fit an old school Nokia phone and an ID??
Well, I totally thought I could make some money off my extensive collection, so I lugged them all into a local consignment shop.
Sure, I had very expensive designer bags in there....along with the purses I'd gotten for one event or another which admittedly not expensive.
But, either way, I was proud of what I'd amassed, even if they spanned the decades.
I dropped off my bag of goodies & walked away, dreaming of what I'd do with my new found wealth. I mean, I could spend them on buying a gift subscription to Gluten Free Baking Academy for a gal pal, or save up for a new (to me) DSLR camera---does anyone know where I can find one?), or save for my Strala Yoga certification workshop.....the possibilities were endless in my brain.
So, when that magic time to claim my items arrived, I walked triumphantly to the counter and expected to get at least $100.
The reality???? I got $28.
Seriously, all those purses. All those name brands....I mean who turns down a Dooney & Bourke?? Even if it was mini...and I do mean mini.
I was kinda upset. In fact, the girl who was asssessing my items tried to soften the blow by telling me, "Well, you had a lot of variety...tons of wallets, wristlets, cross bodies, and hand bags. Those sell well here. But, we just couldn't take yours." Oh ok. I walked out defeated.
The whole car ride home went like this in my head:
Uh, what?? But, I have variety. I mean, that's good right?
Why did my stuff not sell? Those were real designer bags...not counterfeit. I feel like I'm so totally out of style. Geez, I know I've been through a lot recently, but can my stuff be so irrelevant?
Sigh. Apparently, my stuff can.
All I can say now is thank goodness my waffles haven't ever been put into the irrelevant pile!! And I don't plan on them getting that title EVER.
These waffles highlighted vanilla ghee and the flavors of golden milk--see that gorgeous yellow, rich, earthy color. I don't even think my photos do them justice. I wish you could smell the fragrant spices in action....can't you just feel the healing vibes?? Adding chopped dates & shredded coconut took these over the top yum.
True delicious, soul satisfying nourishment.
Can't say the same about my purses though....they've outlived their soul nourishment. At least for the current trends and consignment offerings.
Anyone need tiny purses for a throwback party? I've got more than a few left. ;)