I closed my Etsy shop a few months ago because it had started to consume me and I was leaving very little time for anything else. Almost immediately after making my decision, I felt better - calmer, more relaxed. Since I've closed, I've been able to focus more on reading, cleaning, exercising...I feel as though I'm in a better place now and now that I've been through this once, I've been thinking more and more about reopening my Etsy store.
However - I'm going to need to constantly remind myself that Etsy is *not* (unfortunately) my job or as important as a lot of other things in my life, especially my health.
I also need to remind myself that HEY! Jules and I HAVE A BLOG and we need to update it more than once a month. The more we write, the more an actual theme of wtf this whole thing is about will appear and then we can work our way to being blog princesses.
So - back to this whole Etsy thing.
Even while I've been EtsyMIA, I've still been trying to create....but I feel as though I'm losing my jewelry-making-mojo and it drives me nuts. I'll sit on the floor for two hours and the end result will be half of a necklace. I have all sorts of ideas in my head but actually getting them out into the open is proving to be quite difficult.
So! I have some ideas of new things that I'll be adding to my shop. I think I want a more cohesive "c0llection," if you will - hopefully other people will like certain designs as much as I do. And then actually buy them. Because that's the end goal, right? Right.