Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Sidelined - Part Two

I have been sidelined for a month now.  My family is still going through a difficult time, but in a different way.  My mother-in-law passed away this week.  She was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor the day after Thanksgiving.  She had surgery a week later, but things did not go as expected.  After surgery, she never truly “woke up.”  Days of waiting for her to become responsive turned into weeks, and 25 days after having brain surgery, she died.  It was heartbreaking to see someone who was full of life before brain surgery be so lifeless afterwards.  So this weekend we will be mourning the death but celebrating the life of my mother-in-law.  

Even in death there is a lot of “business” to take care of, so I expect that eBay will continue to take a back seat.  Truthfully, though, it feels like I lost my mojo.  Ebay was going pretty good as long as I stayed active and consistent with it.  Since I have not been able to do that, I feel a little disconnected to it all.  I haven’t lost my interest, just my motivation.  Hopefully that will come back soon.  In spite of this, I managed to sell 17 things during the month of December.  Most of it was small stuff that only resulted in about $250.  Considering that I put in minimal effort, that’s okay with me….Maybe I will be back on track by late January.

What do you do when you feel like you have lost your motivation?


  1. So sorry to hear about your loss.

    When things aren't going well, I try to think about the why's in my life. Why am I going to work? Why am I writing on my blog? Why am I selling on eBay?

    If it seems like it's just "the thing I'm doing", then I try to readjust.

  2. Thanks so much for sharing. Slowly but surely, I feel myself getting back on track.