Poke me with a fork, I'm done. I quit that job. One week was all I lasted and I'm surprised that I held on that long. I did my orientation with two other women and they've both quite as well. You know the old saying, "If you can't say something good, then say nothing at all"? I'm going to invoke that adage and say nothing.
Unfortunately, the financial situation hasn't changed in that week so I've made a pledge to myself that I will get up each morning and treat my Etsy shop as my job, working it.... working it! To be honest I've been treating it more as a hobby. Someone told me that you have to approach it as if you weren't going to eat unless you made it a success.
What does that mean? It means taking a shower, making the bed, putting on makeup (maybe!), developing a plan, planning my day and working it.... working it!
I'm a little bit computer savvy but I'll invoke generational ignorance about the social networking arena. It seems to take an awful lot of time and that's time that could be spent creating. But I'm going to make the attempt.
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I wish I had the money to travel to all the bloggie get-togethers and various venues such as Junk Bonanza (is that the name?) and the recent Creative Connection gathering in Minneapolis. This is just not possible but there are always local meet-ups and I'm going to attend one tomorrow.
Tomorrow is the Champagne and Ball Gown Night at the Nada Farm Sale about 45 minutes west of here. I've met some of these women before and they are awesome!
There's the lovely Jennifer Rizzo who has been working with Anne Marie to put this event together. Let me tell you, Jen is a little dynamo. When I first met her I couldn't believe that she was married and had a bunch of little ones. Where does she find the time to do all the things she does?
At the last bloggie gathering she made lovely tote bags for all of us. So beautiful. I use mine all the time. Jen is a expert at networking, having rubbed elbows with the likes of Mary Jane Butters at the Creative Connection event. I'm planning to corner her out on the prairie tomorrow night and get some tips!
The NaDa Farm Sale is being held at Anne Marie's family farm. There is only one word for Anne Marie - serene. She is beautiful and talented and has a style all her own. She's just an earth mother, baking bread and tending the garden. She is a person of deep faith and it shows because she's very grounded.
Stay tuned for an update and photos from the ball gown night. I don't own a ball gown but plan to whip something up this evening. Nothing works like being under a deadline.