Doing Life Better

Remember What You’re Working For

I have a confession to make: I’ve been having a really hard time keeping my eyes on the prize.

I find myself increasingly frustrated at my day job. I feel more and more that my work there isn’t as meaningful as I’d like it to be. My feelings are that Management is continuing to make the same mistakes as it has in the nearly six years I’ve worked there and has no interest in changing for the better. I’m finding that vacations are helping less and less and I dread going back to work after a few days off. I want to quit. Oh boy, do I want to quit in the worst way way. But I can’t. My husband and I have some really important goals for our family before I can walk away from that job. No matter how much I hate it, no matter how much it feels like it’s sucking the life right out of me with every meeting that should have been an email, or useless jargon thrown around like a ticker tape parade.

Etsy Shop

What’s New in the Graceful Guessing Etsy Shop, 5/22/17

Believe it or not, I am sitting at nearly 70 items in my shop. It’s incredible. I had always hoped that my shop would fill out, I guess I just didn’t expect it to happen so quickly. The pictures you see here are a very, very small sampling of what I made this week. Considering I had like 48 items this time last week and now I’m at 69. My goal is to be at 100 items by the end of the month. And with a Holiday Weekend coming, I’m fairly confident that I can do it.

Etsy Shop · Find Out Fridays

5 Ways to Find Your Niche for Your Etsy Shop

Looking back from now to March, my Etsy Journey looks so very much different than I thought it would. I honestly thought I would just craft an eclectic range of product. I thought Etsy would be just a simple handmade business. The fact is, in those two months alone, the shape and scope of my Etsy Shop transformed before my very eyes. I couldn’t be prouder of where I’ve landed and where I’m ultimately going. I am increasingly excited for the future of my business.