Launching my blog and Etsy shop has been a second full time job for almost two months now. Here’s what’s happened to me so far:
It’s been my lunch hour, evenings, weekends, and extra free time activity.
It’s definitely caused some lack of sleep, some late nights, and some early mornings.
I’ve used coffee and dry shampoo more than any human should be allowed to.
I’ve wondered if any of this hustle is worth it.
The shop and blog began as a way to release some creative energy, be my own boss (someday), and for the time being, make some extra money to help pay off my and my husband’s remaining student loan debt. I knew right out of the gate how much work would go into it, I just didn’t realize the energy required for the amount of work. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining. I’m just stating that I’m going to need to get a caffeine drip going soon. I’m nearing the finish line of preliminary ground work, but there’s obviously maintenance that will still need to go into the blog, the shop, and developing my audience.
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Operation Debt Free is still in full-effect. In fact, at the end of this month, we’ll be able to put a sizable dent in our debt snowball! It was a lot of little things that added up, and I attribute some of our success to these 10 things that we did to save extra money this month.
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It’s back to the day job for me this week (cue the violins), but that doesn’t mean I’m off the hook with learning new things. In fact, it means that I’ll be working doubly hard because I’ll be learning in my downtime. Except… It doesn’t feel like work. It feels exciting and fun.
Between being a Wife, a Mom, a Full Time Employee at my day job, and a new Entrepreneur running a blog and a soon-to-be Etsy shop, I have to stay on top of my game. Organization is key in doing this. Here’s some things that I’ve found keep me on track and help me accomplish more.
This post contains affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy. After a lot of praying, I’ve made a decision to start over. Not with the blog, not with the Etsy Shop, but with my vocation in general. I’m no longer going to just wish that I was an entrepreneur; I am going to be one.… Continue reading What I’m Learning this Week 4/2/17 – 4/8/2017