Almost caught up, I decided to space out my missing days within a couple/few posts just so they would feel so crammed and cramped in one post.
So back to it, day 13, work clothes: literally whatever I was already wearing. I work with fabrics and yarns for the most part which doesn’t create that big of a mess to require specific clothes for work.
Day 14, dreams and plans: like pretty much everything I’ve ever done or planned to do my only real plan or dream is to be able to make a comfortable living off of my shop. I want to be able to pay my bills and keep both me and my cat fed and housed without having to worry about what I need to scrap that month to get by. I want to reach a point where my shop is the only job I have, I mean I would object to working random jobs here and there but I want to not NEED to work them. Aside from that nothing is really concrete at the moment, it all depends how the next couple years with me at school goes.
Day 15, boomerang: an Instagram thing so we’re skipping over it.
Day 16, helper: I don’t know if you’d consider her a helper, but I would say my cat Nelly is the closest thing to a helper I have. She’s the reason why I’m trying so hard to make this shop happen, arguably her sister Shadow (who passed away almost three years ago) was really the motivator. When she passed away I fell into a really bad depression, that cat was the longest running consistency in my life and to just not have her here anymore was almost to much to handle. But Nelly (pictured above) kept me going. I had to figure out what I wanted to do in life, I couldn’t be forcing myself to just work for a paycheque anymore, I needed to work for something else. Also working at home I get to hangout with Nelly a lot more, since her sister passed away she became so much more needy. But she also reminds me that I need to take breaks often otherwise I’m going to burn myself out like I do at every other job I’ve worked at, which’ll make it not enjoyable anymore.
Day 17, customers and feed back: I haven’t sold as much as I would have liked to by now. But from I have sold my customers are here in Canada, down in the states, and over in the UK. From the stats I can see I’m not as global as I’d like to be, but baby steps first. As for reviews surprisingly I’m doing really well, like I’m surprised it’s as good as it’s at right now. Like every creator, especially a relatively publicly new one at that, I do feel like my stuff is totally good enough to sell, but I have that nagging voice in the back of my head telling me they’re going to hate it in person. I also have never received 100% rating on anything in my life so this is completely new and as much as I try to convince myself to take it professionally and not personally I never listen to myself. So if I get a shit rating I’m going to dwell on it…this I know. But I guess it’s a good thing I’m a low key perfectionist so I’ll never list anything I don’t like so there’s always that.