5/07/2012

Monday Madness: Think Think Think

So I am always thinking and most of the time I am told that I think too much! Isn't it kind of hard not to think when you have all these things throwing information at you! Especially pointless knowledge like facebook and youtube and television and cell phones and... well you get the picture.



I have been sick this weekend so I am kind of pictureless this manic monday so I will be throwing some random pictures and things at you through out this post. My sickness has also left me without a voice so I am throwing a lot of jabber at you in text form. :) So Enjoy!

So today was my first attempt at officially giving myself a schedule for my little Run 2 the Wild business and so far I have gotten no where lol. I woke up early but I have a really bad cough and its aggravating me to death so I will give it one more day to see if this horrible sickness will leave my body.


In other news pup has been chewing up everything!!! I hope its a phase because some of my garments that I have had forever are shredded. Ugh but I love him so much so I am very forgiving. This picture was one of the few pictures taken this weekend. Me without makeup and my hair untamed, notice I cropped so you couldn't catch the fro! Being sick gives me no reason to try to fix myself up... its a good excuse right? lol and that hoodie is a baby panda hood that I tortured him with by making him wear it and taking pictures lol. Maybe this is why he is chewing my stuff up.
vtg DEADSTOCK Summer Love Heart  sunglasses
bought these shades on etsy this weekend... maybe a package in the mail will make me feel better ;)

As for everything else... its falling apart! Not really but it feels like it at times. I just can't seem to get where I want to get with my business without something taking up a big lump of cash. It is so annoying and enough to make me want to give up. I guess one reason I hate facebook at times is because you see everyone's achievements and occasionally failures. It makes me feel like I am behind and that I need to be doing more which I know is not the case but it overwhelms me. I just feel like I am slowing down and need to get back up to speed... being sick doesn't help.


I also would love to have a business partner.... someone to share it with and someone to help this little thing grow. It seems like everyone around me is very involved in there commercial jobs and they work that 9-5 so they really don't have time. Just hearing everyone talk about how much there commercial jobs sucks irritates me because I guess I feel like I would never go back to that again. At this point though if I don't get my butt up and start going at it like I did when I first started I may be getting that 9-5 job again.



shout out to some lovely ladies and their sweet businesses
be sure to check out their facebook!
https://www.facebook.com/BelovedBygones

These ladies are very sweet and I consider them my online buds! They keep me smiling!
https://www.facebook.com/thelovelyharbour

This lovely artist I met at the Mushroom Festival... We are so alike it's crazy check out her page!
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Heather-Watson-Artwork/177074472334374


The things that make a 9-5 job great are that you get a break. Being a at home business... I really don't physically get a break. It's always in my face and on my mind. Another thing is that you get a steady check and benefits. My at home business cash depends on what I put into it and as for benefits forget it. Another thing is that you have someone telling you what to do next. My little business gets more confusing and elaborate everyday... I am getting to the point where I don't understand things and sometimes don't even know what I can do next to make things grow.


The things that make me want to keep my little stay at home business are the fact that I am my own boss and I control what happens. Another is that I get to do what I love and see others enjoy that! I also get a steady flow of cash rather then waiting a week for a check. I also love the fact that I get to do so many different things instead of just working a assembly line. I do feel like trying to own your own business is like school again in the fact that you have to start teaching yourself new things. I love the design aspect of the business, the photography aspect, and the creating!

I was thinking and thinking last night of all the artistic "gloves" I have tried on and none of them have really stuck but I do all of them in bits and pieces with my business. I just wish I could figure it all out... can you tell this sickness has me a bit in the dumps.

If only... right?

I need to be patient. I need to be happy. I need to be thankful. I need to be positive.

So today I will focus on those things and hopefully tomorrow will be more productive!





9 comments:

  1. Aww thanks for the shout out chica! I know the feeling, but look at how successful you've been with your shop!! Focus on the positives and forget everything else. It's tough when all you want to do is just be creative and you read all these fabulous blogs and wonder, okay now why isn't my stuff that attractive to people? It's just all about finding the right niche :) You're right in that what you put in is what you get out. I struggle to balance my shop with my doctorate studies haha and lately it's been my shop and blog that have won out!! Oh boy haha but that has to change the next couple of weeks. Anyways, chin up!

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    1. Thanks so much for the uplift... I really needed it. I am so glad I am not at it alone but your right it can be overwhelming!

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  2. everything looks worse when you're sick so when you feel better you'll probably feel better about everything. drink some chamomile tea, have someone make you some chicken soup and sleep well, you'll feel better soon. hugs to you

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    1. Thanks Lisa! I made some veggie soup last night and it helped a bit I think it's almost over.... horray! Ps you need to post I haven't heard from you in a while! I am sure your busy!

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    2. i'm working on it as we speak sweetie :)

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  3. Keep in mind you're only one person! Yes, its awesome to be your own boss. But, sometimes having someone else to push you in the right direction is what you need to keep yourself on task and productive. So you really have to crack down and play the "bad guy" and keep to your goals. I'd suggest picking 1 or 2 things that you REALLY want to get done and focus strictly on those until they are finished. Set a deadline and go for it! You can do it!
    Look at how far you've come so far! Over 300 sales and you've only been open since September! That's really great for being open for 8 short months and being a home based business! How many other people can say that? Not many, that's for sure. Late at night when I cant sleep... I type in odd searches on Etsy to see how other stores are doing, the things they sell, and their store setup. Often I find stores who opened early 2011 or 2010 and have less than 100 sales. It may seem slow to you, but to others think you are booming. Maybe all you need is a bit more exposure? Get your name out there and let everyone see all the awesome things you sell. The internets a big place, it takes time to get your store out there so your "target audience" can see you! Ever think of contacting Etsy and question how they chose stores for the blog spotlights? You could possibly get featured and then you would be so busy, you wouldn't be able to keep up with all the orders. We all have faith in you. Cheer up buttercup! All deserving things are rewarded in time. And you are definitely deserving. Ride it out, your time will come!

    Yay for novel responses!
    P.S - Thank you, thank you, thank you for the shout out! ❤

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    1. lol I love novel responses! Thanks soo much for the uplift! You da bestest!

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