Etsy showcase coming up on Tuesday, so I want to be sure that I have enough pendants to sell for that. I did have my first sale this week (see the photo on the left) - that was fantastically rewarding!The first thing that surprised me is how little time I spent in the studio. Monday and Friday were great days, and I'm sure now that I have things set up and in place, there'll be more time this week to simply create. I have an
I have already learned so much about the discipline that it takes to be your own boss. In every job I've ever held, I was given tasks to do and I did them (most of the time) willingly and cheerfully. It was, after all, what I was paid to do. I enjoyed the "menial" tasks the most, because when filing, data entry and processing jobs are done, they're done and there was (for me anyway) a sense of accomplishment. This new stage in my life is completely foreign to me. The freedom to do what I want, when I want is a little overwhelming. I sometimes feel like I'm getting away with something if I take 45 minutes for lunch rather than a half hour. I actually talked on the phone a couple of times this week - and I felt guilty about it! Now granted, I also worked about 9-10 hours a day as opposed to the normal 8, so it evened itself out. I still make my ATCs at night, too - but that's my "fun" work (even though it's all so fun!).
I'm sure I'll be writing more later about this new adventure but in the meantime, I can't wait for the new week to start! Art rules! :D