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Once Again Summer Changes To Fall...Change Is Inevitable

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And the summer became the fall
I was not ready for the winter
It makes no difference at all
'Cause I wear boots all summer long...

Stevie Nicks~1983





As it is every year I am not ready to say goodbye to the summer. Don't get me wrong, I love the fall season but I do not like the winter. But every year the seasons change anyway. As always, there is a good side also. Winter brings Christmas, which I love. It seems like that's the way it always is with change. There is some good in the changes and some bad in the changes and these perspectives vary depending on your own personal point of view.

It seems to me that there has been a whole lot of changes in my life over the last few years. I have a hunch that there have been no more changes in my life than there ever was however I just do not roll with the changes (thanks REO Speedwagon) as well as I used to. In 1989 I lost my mother, moved and gave birth to my son. Lots of good and lots of bad that year. Yet, it seems like more recent changes have been harder for me to adapt to. My life was going along pretty well until September 11, 2001. Although I did not lose anyone close to me on that day I did lose my sense of security and well being. Just being three miles away from The Pentagon when the plane crashed into it was enough to forever change the way I view the world. The horror of what happened followed by the dead still and eerie silence (except for the fighter jets flying over the building) in Old Town Alexandria that day is something I won't forget. The sight of the Pentagon fire rising up into the crisp, clear blue sky is not only something that I won't forget but something that I very much wish I had never seen. I truly believe that most of us, as Americans, lost a part of our lives that day...we will never be the same. Very bad change...but, yet we adapt.

In 2005 I moved from Alexandria to a small town in West Virginia. For me, having lived in the city for most of my life, that was a tremendous change. I didn't realize how big this change was going to be until I got here. Yet again, I have adapted. Earlier this year I got married. I've been married before but, even so, that was another big change. My marriage was a change for the better...the jury is still out on the move, lol. I DO miss the city very much but, then again, maybe I miss my life in the city more than the city itself. Maybe I miss my life there because my son was still young then and it was just the two of us. He moved to West Virginia with me but when he was 18 he moved again to New Jersey. While I miss him terribly I know that was the right thing to do for him. There is nothing for him here, this is a very small town with precious few opportunities unless you were born here into a family that runs a business that has been established here for a while.

So, with all these recent changes, I have become leary of change. When I was younger I looked forward to change. Nowadays I'd just rather things stay the way they are as a general rule however, of course, that doesn't happen. So when Addoway announced that they had implemented changes to their website I just sighed. "Oh no, what am I gonna have to deal with now?" I said to myself. I was almost afraid to look at the site. I did finally manage to muster up the courage to click on my store link in my favorites and I got a welcome surprise. The site has a brand new design, logo and feel to it. Not that it was bad before but it is now so much more bright and inviting. It definitely sets itself apart from the other shopping sites out there and in a good way. Fredrick Nijm and the Addoway team seem to always be one step ahead of the others in innovation and ideas for Addoway. They have definitive goals in mind with the desire to create a safer place for buyers to shop and also for sellers to sell. They get to know their customers and they want their customers to get to know them, to offer suggestions and to express their ideas and their criticisms. In other words, THEY LISTEN! What a refreshing change that is!!!

So, to make a long story short, Addoway has shown me that all change is not bad, in fact, it can be quite good. I would highly recommend that anyone selling online give Addoway a try and also anyone who makes purchases online should look at the storefronts on Addoway. There are a ton of knowledgeable, friendly and honest sellers there who would love nothing better that to have you as a customer (myself included). So when you have a few moments go to www.addoway.com and surf around. I believe that you will like what you see.

Enchanted Jewelry & Collectibles...Dedicated To The Gypsy That Remains...



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twysp2
twysp2 | September 6th 2011 at 1315369478

What a nice blog about change...change is hard for me too. Thank YOU for sharing. I am so happy to be on Addoway with so many great sellers who feel the same way about the site....love it!
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Wild Rags Place, Lori | September 6th 2011 at 1315369485

Very nice! Personally, I prefer changes to be gradual but they do seem to pile in these past few years! I love the new addoway, the team is awesome, the addowayers are amazing. Loving it here.
Enchanted Jewelry & Collectibles
Enchanted Jewelry & Collectibles | September 6th 2011 at 1315374035

I agree with both of you. My only regret about Addoway is that I didn't find it sooner...
Ayuni Gifts of the World
Ayuni Gifts of the World | September 7th 2011 at 1315381664

I love your post -- change isn't change if it sneaks up on you gradually..... it only feels like change when it's big! Change is scarey, but that's what I love about it!
buyzjewelry
buyzjewelry | September 7th 2011 at 1315403755

Change is getting more difficult by the day. Go REO Speedwagon!
Tuckerstuff
Tuckerstuff | September 7th 2011 at 1315408637

"Cha-Cha-Cha-Changes...turn and face the strange.. Changes.." I don't like the new design very much at all. Sorry. Good blog, though.
Addoway.com/catsmom/storefront/
Addoway.com/catsmom/storefront/ | September 7th 2011 at 1315427252

A very nice blog about the friendliness, professionalism and helpfulness of Addoway from the leaders on down to the lowest seller. I was hooked from day one and still hold on to my dedication to Addoway.
Donna's Stuff & More
Donna's Stuff & More | September 7th 2011 at 1315429971

I think one of the reasons it's harder to deal with changes as we get older is because time in general is speeding by so quickly as we age! I do like the new look of Addoway!
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BeewitchingItems | September 8th 2011 at 1315511377

I love your blog and I can sympathize with you on some things. Thank you for sharing with us
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emeraldtigger | September 16th 2011 at 1316188553

I have had some major personal changes in my life the last year and a half. You are right. I also turned 50 this year!! EEWW. But then now that I'm here, it aint so bad. (beats the alternative) I am not however having to try to navigate through changes with on line selling. This is my first go 'round with this sort of thing. Bought plenty, but never sold. One of the other sellers kept bugging me,(Crystal Kehoss) then got introduced to one of the other sellers that just said "hey Addoway, we got a new seller!!" (Thomas Tucker Jr.) All of a sudden all the sellers on Addoway, were sending emails- hey Michele, great to have you. I was getting friend requests from sellers on facebook. My head was spinning. I thought ok, now what!!?? Fredrick introduced himself, and then I thought great, now I gotta get my stuff together. Pictures, introductions, shipping prices, will I dicker over price, I didn't sleep for the first couple weeks. I'd doze off, and spring up in bed, oh I gotta change that discription on that ring. Blah, Blah Blah. So, change? Sort of. I'm doing something I have wanted to do for a long time. I have met some great people sellers, CEO's, customers. So yes, a GOOD change. I'm glad I got to start with the best on line Co. And I'm glad I was pushed into making a change. It is a change everyday that I look forward to.
Enchanted Jewelry & Collectibles
Enchanted Jewelry & Collectibles | September 16th 2011 at 1316232524

I totally agree, Addoway is a GREAT change. I've been doing this off and on for a while now & I've tried many sites. Never have I been as comfortable with any of them as I am with Addoway. Like you said, great people, great Addoway team, great everything. I think you've done very well with your store and with learning all these new things. Glad you're here Michelle, you are one more reason that I am glad to be here at Addoway...

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