It's all about BALANCE
I'm constantly trying to improve the way I balance the work/life situation so writing this blog will take a back seat now and then. For over a year now, certain circumstances out of my control have required me to take on new work in order to stay afloat financially.
It's stressful living paycheck to paycheck but I thank my stars everyday that we live in a time and place that allows people like you and me to create work for ourselves. Without ever writing up a resume, I have been able to lock in a few writing jobs just by seeking them out.
Shout out to +Symphoni for allowing me to write for you :)
As time went on, I still had this burning feeling that my brain was going to explode if I didn't get some more time to paint, garden, dance, sew, glue or keep my hands in some kind of project.
So naturally I started a jewelry store. (cause that's what ADHD, busybody, lunatic types do) In order to take myself seriously, I even registered through the department of revenue!
Yes, it's just ONE MORE THING on my plate--- but for me it's that FORCED FUN that I need.
No, I don't have a retail space... and no I don't have mad skills or fancy equipment ... and sales have been slow to start. BUT, I am selling some stuff and it's been fun learning process.
Behind the scenes:
My trusty companion Gidget keeps me company when I'm struggling to get the words just right.
I have a new love for resins and resin jewelry and mixing them together, floating shells and flowers... It's frustrating and fantastic all at the same time. Soon I hope to switch to a "green" resin when I get in my groove. For now, I am relying on the Amazing brand.
|Metal Stamping Kit is a new purchase!!|
|Oh, the tools! I need some way to organize these.|
|Resin pieces haven't found settings yet. Lots of little stuff to tinker with|
Here are the two armoires that were turned into craft closets. Oh my, I need a bigger house!
So, that's what's been going on around my neck of the woods. If you would like to help support my wellbeing, share my etsy shop or Facebook page with a few of your friends :)
I sure would appreciate it.
Oh yeah, before I forget, I'm having a little jewelry giveaway: