For once, I actually listened to myself and took my own advice. I took a week off. I didn’t drink any fruity cocktails and worked on my tan on a beach. (Although, that would have been great.) I took a week and not worried about my online shop. I actually felt better, like a heavy weight was lifted off of my shoulders. I actually got some work done.
I made a delivery to Koda’s Kountry where I received an order of more birthday cards and the owner expressed some interest in my handmade journals. I’m going to make a couple, but I’m still fuzzy on what to charge. I still want to use polymer clay, but I still do not have any ideas and that is starting to drive me crazy. I also been wanting to make a paperbag album, but I haven’t found the right format. I found several, but none of them suited my taste. I’m thinking of making a couple, including a sample.
During my “holiday”, I actually accomplished a huge task that has been nagging at me for ages.
I cleaned out my desk.
I had piles of paper coming out of my ying yang. I had CDs from my old computers, printer and a scanner that I do not have anymore. I even found a thick envelope of blank cards, and thank you cards. These are the type of cards that you would buy at a store. I brought them years ago before I was interest in making my own.
I couldn’t even find a piece of paper to write something down. It took a day to go through the pile and sort out the mess. I even printed out things that already been typed so at least, it will be neat and legible. So all I have on my desk is a glass with all of my smartchips, containers for my pens, pencils, and erasers, a couple of sheets of paper for note. The pile you see is rough drafts of future blogs that I should type out soon.
I even cleaned out my scrapbook area including putting all of my papers away.
Oh heck, I even got rid of all of my cassettes that I haven’t listened to them in over 20 years. Now I feel old. But my guestroom is cleaned out, minus a canvas box of my cotton yarn.
The only thing that I didn’t complete was T’s dragon, the display shelves, finish organizing my stamps and my bedroom. It is still a mess.
So now my holidays are almost over. I’m wondering if I should hold off the shop for a little while longer. The big sale isn’t until November. I feel better and calmer now that the pressure is off. As well my boyfriend and I have been talking about taking a little holiday. We are still figuring out where, and it might just be at his place with no cells or computer. Some place that is quiet.
But I know that I need to order more business cards and a new sign.
I think I need to figure out of why my online shop is stressing me out.