F I'm So Vintage: getting in the groove
Wednesday, March 5, 2014

getting in the groove

Sometimes I feel like life is all about getting in the groove. Figuring things out. Finding your place. Hitting your stride.


Although Phil Collins was talking about music, I feel like this applies to anything in life. 

Whenever I have moved to a new place, started a new job, gone back to school, or begun a new endeavor, I feel like it has taken me a while to find my place. 


I am not one of those people who magically fits into a new situation, who knows exactly what to do, who to talk to, where to get the best information, or how to find my way.

I have to feel my way, bang it out, find my groove. 

That is what happened when I started selling on Etsy. It is how I have been finding my voice on this blog. It is what I am doing now with my new booth. 


I am finding my place. Learning what to sell and how to price it. It takes time, but I am patient. 

It's all about getting in the groove.

How do you go about getting in the groove? Does it take you time, too?


 

25 comments:

  1. Oh Laura, I love that lily photo!! And as far as finding one's groove, I think it's simply trial and error. I know some people seem to think there's a formula, but I tend to try one thing then another and see what works best for me. And we're all looking to improve our products or stores or booths, etc. I think that moving forward and improvising is a good thing. Sometimes a groove can turn into a rut. lol

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    1. The important thing is doing what makes you happy. :)

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  2. It takes me awhile to get in the groove when I make changes...I'm just glad I can continue to make changes in my life and grow with it all!!

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    1. Me too, Linda. I think that is the secret of a happy life.

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  3. Gorgeous photos sweet Laura!! You should sell some of your photography!

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    1. My Windows camera phone and I thank you, Katie.

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  4. These are beautiful pictures. Sometimes I have to find my way with people. I feel them out first because I tend to put up a wall at times.

    Cynthia

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    1. I think many of us feel our way with people, Cynthia.

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  5. Yes, I definitely have to get in the groove when I start something new. I am a creature of old habits, so change doesn't come easily for me.

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    1. I always find it interesting how some people love to hold on to the old while others are ready to jump into anything new, Kelly. Just a facet of our personalities.

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  6. Sometimes, you just have to jump off the deep end and start swimming.

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    1. That's true, Dayle, although I have almost drowned a few times.

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  7. With school so in and out of session with our snow days, I have been feeling very out of the groove lately! Sometimes life is just like that!

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    1. I think this weather has thrown a lot of people off, Michelle. Hope you don't have to teach way into the summer.

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  8. My daughter is setting up her Etsy shop now. I hope she finds her groove too.

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    1. That's exciting, Kim. Let us know when she gets it set up.

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  9. The thing about getting in a groove, I find, is remembering that it DOES take time and not to get discouraged. So many people bail out too soon!

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    1. You're right. It does take time. Hopefully as we age we gain more patience.

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  10. It definitely takes me some time to get in the groove and find my place. I'm a creature of habit and routine. I never thought I would be, but in teaching young children, routine & schedules are security for them. After doing this for so many years, I adopted it into my own life as well without realizing it. :o)

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  11. It depends on the situation. Usually I am pretty good about feeling at home in a new town, city or country. I have lived all over the country so I am good at setting up house and putting down roots quickly. When it comes to a new job, the rhythm takes a bit longer for me. When it came to blogging it took me a while to decide what I wanted to gain from it. Now I am much more relaxed so I can say I found my groove. But I have also learned in life ~ if something is not working despite my efforts I just quit and move on. Life is too short to live with unhappiness.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  12. I totally agree with you Laura, it seems that it takes me a while to get into the groove also...just starting to really "fit" here.

    Jen

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Thank you for your sweet comments. I read every one of them.