|My part in the "eBay Thanks You" campaign.|
|Written by OHmommy|
|Tuesday, 16 October 2012 20:31|
There's a dusty old box in my basement that is full of what remains of my eBay business. Years before I stumbled across blogging, I was a young stay-at-home mother of two children born eighteen months apart, and I felt like a fish out of water. I had always worked since the age of fifteen and had grown accustomed to not only having my own money but also filling my time with work goals. On my maternity leave, from the high school I taught at, my father helped purchase a sewing machine for me and I launched my eBay business. It was thrilling!
Before I knew it I was selling personalized bibs to expectant parents in Wichita, embroidered pillows to newly minted grandparents in Naples and beautiful burp clothes lined in ribbons to excited aunts in Seattle. My world exploded in less then a month and while my two little kiddos were fast asleep at night, I kept up with the work load and connected with people across the nation. It was an absolute perfect match for me.
I made enough money on eBay to afford toddler gym & music classes, doing something I really enjoyed.
My sewing machine is retired now (except for rainy days when my daughters beg for me to pull it out) and my eBay business seems like it happened many lifetimes ago; but, I will be forever fond of eBay because it allowed me to execute my goals, connect with people and it enriched my life when I needed it the most. Thank you, eBay.
Today eBay launched a campaign entitled "eBay Thanks You" and the message is clear, "To our inspiring eBay community: Thank You". Although there are dozens of inspirational videos featured, I just can't help but loving this retired couple featured in the video below. Glenn and Rebecca. It reminds me of what my husband and I always dreamed for when retiring together. You must watch:
"We got married right out of college. The love of my life. It's great to make the journey together..."
So incredibly awesome and inspiring that people can make an impact anytime in their lives. No?
"I am an eBay Parent Panel Partner. This post is sponsored by eBay. Opinion and experience are my own."
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 October 2012 22:10|