I wrote and posted this in the forums in 2015. I came across it today in my iPhone notes and thought wow. It’s 2019 now , I’ve been here 7 years, and I could have posted this today! So I thought I would repost it. I hope it encourages someone. Here goes...
From Starbucks to etsy. One girls journey.
I love your story...and I particularly love your positive attitude! So very refreshing from all the negativity in these forums :) Best wishes to you! You go girl!
I love this! You made me cry...
I was a Gloria Jean’s girl over 25 years ago. Same thing, I loved the line, the customers, my co-workers, the coffee. I felt ownership. Time it was and what a time it was....and now I feel the same about Etsy. It has given me so much, really, and taken so little. Where else could I have my own business so easily?
Thank you for your perspective; even if you touch one person, you have accomplished something.
You go girl! Both Starbucks and Etsy should put it in theirs marketing blog,- this post of yours. Will make people who are disillusioned see these companies in a new light.
Thank you for your inspiring story. When I started with Etsy , I was still a private caregiver of 44 years. Now , I’m retired to 2 young grandchildren. That is why I’m still here. It’s my bread and butter. I count on what few sales I have. Too many changes all at once. I miss the old Etsy !
@jerseymaid I agree with everyone above. Your sweet story made me laugh and cry too! Even tho the story is totally different, it reminded me of how I always wanted to work in a bookstore and finally got a chance, even tho it wasn't quite the kind of bookstore I always dreamed of. Every time I left my shift, I'd walk out the back door and as I locked it, I'd whisper "Goodnight, little bookstore." And it went thru a lot of changes that most of the employees hated, and I stayed a few years, but finally decided to leave, and cried as I locked the door for the last time. But I still loved it, for what it was originally, and for my dream of what getting that job first meant to me, and for some of the people I got to know who would wander thru and make it fun and memorable. I love etsy too, and what it has meant to me from my first sale up to the one I got yesterday. Some of the changes aren't always what I'd like, but its still my own shop with my own creations, and I never dreamed something like that would happen, so its like you said, its really more about you.
Thanks for sharing that! Loved it so much!
Exactly. We all have a story don’t we! Our small town is blessed to have an Indy bookstore. It’s my favorite place to hang out. :)