Life is too damn short to be miserable. And I’m going to do something about it. I have worked in the same building in varying capacities since I was 20 years old. That’s 10 years of learning the inner workings of Public Service and climbing the ladder. I’ve had lots of time and opportunity to see behind the curtains… and… Continue reading Starting a New Career at 30
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.
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.
It’s high time for a freebie, don’t you think? I think so!
Today I have a simple (but pretty) birthday card for download. I find that printables are so much nicer for last minute birthdays or special events. They’re easy to get your hands on and save you a trip to the store.
My friend Lauren has her own Pure Haven Essentials Business. I truly feel they have some of the most amazing body products in existence. It’s organic, chemical free, and they do not test on animals.
I had SUCH a busy but amazing weekend. Mother’s Day Weekend, a Garage Sale, my husband building a playset for our kids, and my bright idea to clean out the garage. For the garage sale, it was successful enough that we were able to buy my new bike, a rack for the garage, and treated ourselves… Continue reading What’s New in My Etsy Shop, 5/15/17
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.