Friday, July 18, 2008

New Things on Etsy and Day Job News

I’ve talked about my struggles putting new items on Etsy before, on my poor, ancient computer… I sweet talked it today and got a few things on. Here’s one I don’t think I’ve blogged about before.

First, let me say that The Four Agreements really have been a blessing in my life. If you haven’t read The Four Agreements, it’s really worth your time. The one I think has had the most impact for me is to not take things personally. I try not to let anger and frustration with other people linger too long in my head--we’re all in our own little worlds and sometimes the rest of us get the fallout.

Having said that, I couldn’t resist the play on words of The Four Disagreements. I’ve had it out at fairs recently and it’s gotten a few giggles.

And here are some new earrings.

Hopefully, over the weekend, while The Husband watches some sci-fi, which I usually like but not this particular movie, I’ll get some more things on Etsy, so keep checking in! And I’m planning a Summer into Fall sale in August on anything in my shop with autumn colors. More on that later!

And here’s my Day Job news. I do payroll accounting for the Pennysaver. I’ve been with the company 20 years (yes, they hired me when I was 12...) (and if you believe that, I’ve got a bridge I’d like to sell you!) and they’ve been very understanding about my creative journey. Recently, my hours were cut from 32 to 24 a week, which was a little nerve racking in this economy. This week, I’m on vacation (yippee!) but when I go back, it will be full time, for a while at least. I’ll still be creating jewelry and artwork but I’ll have to manage my time a whole lot better. So bear with me!

1 comment:

Chris said...

The four disagreements!!! Hah!!! Best wishes with your Etsy adventure. I'm trying to get started with my own little store too. But when you have a "day job" the time gets short, doesn't it?
Bless you this week!