Monday, December 26, 2011

The journey begins....

Happy Holidays!

I've been crazy busy.

I lost my job on November 3rd, one day before my birthday.

Then all HECK (not the word I'd like to use) broke loose!

I've been knitting 15 hours/day since then. Packaging tons and tons of typewriter key jewelry sales.

Two BIG craft fairs. Huge successes, both. Tons of work and tons of fun.

Had a sale on Belle Chic.

To be honest - I don't know how in the world I would have handled my websites, craft fairs, AND my corporate executive job - which also would have required me to travel to Cincinnati for a week the Monday after Thanksgiving.

So....maybe it was a good thing they laid me off? Time will tell....I am still very very stressed about it all. About the future. Long term financial stability...security....
I wake up at 430AM most days....heart pounding....
What will I do? I'll save those thoughts for another post...

Sometimes my customers have such great ideas. I had a request for a custom order - a college student (who just happens to be attending school in my hometown - and who is from not far where we live now...weird??) wanted a teddy bear for her boyfriend. She and her boyfriend are big Aladdin fans. She wanted the Teddy to look like Aladdin....

How did I do??

3 comments:

Linda said...

Dear Sara,

How wonderful that you have been so busy, I think you are right, if you were working it would have been difficult to get everything done. I do believe that things happen for a reason in life and I am sure something amazing is waiting on the horizon for you:)

Your Aladdin bear is wonderful, just perfect!

Wishing you the best 2012 dear Sara.
Love
Linda

Maggie's Raggedy Inn said...

I love your work!!!! I have found you many times on Etsy as I try and find my own direction. Do not worry about your future, life will work it out for you. I read this morning that once you take a leap forward, life arranges a safety net for you. I am on my own journey right now to find a way to make a living without my stress filled day job. It is totally scary and I am praying for the courage to walk away and survive financially. I will keep track on how you are doing.. stay focused and keep the faith!

germandolls said...

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers! Losing your job must be very scary. But you are a strong person and such a hard worker. I am sure you will find the road to success in the new year.