The road to Etsy oblivion is paved with good intentions.
I could give you a behind-the-scenes look at 4 works-in-progress (oven mitts heading to London and three patriotic buntings staying here in the USA). I'm grateful for those sales, but they are still in the cutting stage.
SO here's the honest truth ---
I mean REALLY tired.
As in -- I haven't been this tired since I was last pregnant and anemic ... 27 years ago.
As in -- teetering on the brink of EXHAUSTION tired.
I'm too tired to promote anything right now.
I'm too tired to make anything more tonight / this morning.
Overtime Image by Panda Clipart - 2014
I've gone from the holiday rush to a crazy stressful tax season + a full-time job + Etsy + free-lance legal research. Yup -- you counted right -- FOUR jobs during tax season, but only THREE now.
Some days I feel like a chubby old gray gerbil running on a wheel that just keeps spinning faster and faster.
Even though tax season is over for this year, I'm still feeling TAXED on an emotional and physical level.
I'm tired physically because I'm sleep-deprived and don't get enough exercise--and I work all day in a chilly, windowless basement.
I'm tired emotionally because all work and no play take a toll. (And, I'm sad to say, even sewing -- once my creative escape -- has become work.)
End of whine.
This grumpy old lady is signing off and heading to bed.
But the alarm is set for 4:30 am so I can sew for 2.5 hours before heading off to my day job.