It’s No Good
Working in offices is not for me. When people say that, it usually has subtext that reads something like “I’m too good for that”. Not the case with me. I’ve tried for more than a decade to make the desk job work. After each disastrous attempt, I grow more and more certain – I need to find another way.
“Ashes to Ashes” by David Bowie, Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) – 1980
I first opened Funk2Funky as my little vintage treasure shop in 2011. It’s far from an original idea. I wanted to turn my thrift store obsession and graphic design hobbies into a business. I made a real go of it, but I hit a few snags in my personal life, became sidetracked, had a series of breakdowns, and ran back to an office job that I thought would be comfortable and secure. The job I found turned out to be the exact opposite. I was used up, lied to, and tossed away in April 2013. Since then I’ve been lost, not knowing what to do, but knowing I’d be the definition of crazy at this point if I were to try and reenter the rat race. I’ve said “never again” before, but this time, it needs to stick.
So, here I am again. The lost phase is behind me and I’m ready to pick up the pieces (and sell them on Etsy). I’ll try to do what so few people are truly successful with. I’ll try to make a living doing what I love. It won’t be easy. But I can’t overstate how excited I am to work my ass off for myself.
I hope with this blog that I will find motivation, own my successes and mistakes, and make this thing work, dammit. This is a real time experiment in starting from rock bottom and I invite anyone reading this to observe, comment, judge, correct my grammar, and perhaps even shop a little while you’re at it. x