Well, this is nerve wracking.
I initially wanted to open an Etsy shop last summer. But we had a very busy July and August, and then I got really busy running the silent auction for WNLC. The fundraiser was in November, so in October I just resigned to the fact that I wouldn't have time to open an Etsy shop til after Christmas.
But then I got pregnant in October. The auction ended, and I was feeling pretty crappy. Then the new year came and went, I was still feeling crappy (first trimester will always be the worst), I had to get a cerclage, and then I kept getting other sicknesses.
Do y'all care about this? No? Oh well. Moving on.
I knew if I didn't open an Etsy shop soon, it wouldn't happen for a long time. So as soon as I started feeling better, I got busy, preparing to open. It explains why I didn't really blog this past week. I'm such a perfectionist and the details totally matter but I finally realized I needed to just open the dang shop. So I did! Presenting:
I'm slowly adding different items, but my main listings are rosary bracelets (because I love the rosary!). There are a million things I could do, but I'm really trying to focus on things I'm passionate about - like my faith and my family. So everything I list will be related to that.
I would like to say that I read Crystal Paine's Money Making Mom all last week, and I honestly don't know if I would have gone through with opening the shop if I hadn't been reading the book leading up to it. Seriously. It was so inspiring and just wanted I needed to hear. So many questions came up: What if nobody likes my stuff? What if I don't get any orders? WHAT IF THIS IS A BAD IDEA? The mind of a melancholic can be crazy, y'all.
But Crystal's book totally motivated me and I will never know if I don't try. So here we go.
If you click over and favorite my shop, I would be so appreciative!