I've been neglecting to update everyone on my eBay journey. It has become one of the greatest joys of my life. That probably sounds crazy, but I receive so much pleasure running my own store.
If you've followed my blog you know I had to leave my prior job due to my Ankylosing Spondylitis. I was unable to work on a set schedule. With AS you can't make solid plans because some days you are in pain, experience overwhelming fatigue, or have unrelenting stiffness. Unfortunately, I didn't have enough work credits to qualify for Social Security Disability.
I decided to try opening an eBay store in early 2019. This seemed like the perfect job for me, I can work when I'm feeling well enough. I'm thrilled to say it's been over a year since my store, Bamboo Spine Gal, opened and it is going great. I love providing quality new & pre-owned items to consumers. I've had such great interactions with my customers. I'm very proud to say I've earned top-rated seller performance level. I pride myself on fast shipping and even sell and ship globally. Recently I shipped to France, Germany, & Canada. I'm blessed, my husband and son help me on days I need assistance. They drive my shipments to the post office if I don't feel well enough to leave the house. Also, my dear husband has become quite the treasure finder. As of today, I have over 250 items listed in my store and it is growing all the time.
I decided when I opened my store I wanted to use it as a platform to raise awareness for AS. I picked my store name to raise the question, "What is Bamboo Spine?" I always include a handwritten note of thanks with "Ankylosing Spondylitis Awareness" and a light blue awareness sticker in every package. I hope this will help inspire people to research our disease. Maybe it could help someone find their diagnosis. If it helps just one person it would all be worth it. I remember my frustrating years of searching for an answer to what was going on with my body.
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