Yesterday I got an email that said, “Congratulations on your sale at Etsy!” I looked at the computer screen blankly, a “Huh?” forming on my lips. And then I remembered a day not that long ago (which feels like an eternity) when I decided that this was a good idea.
To be fair, it was a good idea. I sold four pieces in one week, and only two of them were to my mother. I closed my shop for Chrismukkah break, excited to reopen in 2010 with a plethora (I love that word) of new items. But then this happened, and rocking yourself in a fetal position in the corner of the room for a month does not for great productivity make.
Unless you want to make things out of snotty tissues. I also couldn’t justify spending money on craft supplies when I was worried about how we would afford takeout groceries once my paychecks stopped.
I’m happy to announce that I’m not only coming out of my cave, but also getting back on track because I GOT A JOB! Cue happy happy, joy joy dance . For those of you who are new to the mundane details of my life (lucky you), I’ve been working as an English-Language Arts/Literacy Curriculum Developer for three years for a national educational publisher. I’m incredibly lucky that another division of the company picked me up to do pretty much the same job. The biggest difference is that instead of print, I’ll be working on online curriculum, which greatly excites my inner geek. And yes, my commute from the bed to the desk is the same. ☺
Though the original purpose of these is to mark your wine, iced tea, or martini glass, you can also use these as gift ties. All you have to do to win is leave me a comment on this post before Sunday, February 28, 11:59 pm. Comments submitted after then will not be included in the drawing. On Monday (my first day of the new job), I’ll randomly draw and announce the winner. Good luck, and many thanks to everyone for being so supportive. ❤