Thursday, September 30, 2010

taking it all in

I thought when I quit my job I would blog about something new or post a new pict everyday. Wow was I ever wrong. I just haven't felt like it.

Life has been really good and I am learning a lot about myself during this time. I LOVE being home. I find that my best days are when I wake up somewhat early, work out, read my bible, clean a little, and work on my leather stuff. I also am cooking dinner more consistantly and that has been nice too. When I accomplish all those things I feel pretty happy.When I don't my day feels a little off but I am learning to manage my time and am tryting to enjoy it for now-while this season lasts.

There has been one down fall to my plan...
I have not sold one thing since I quit. There is a part of me that wants to fret but I kind of feel like it's all in God's plan. I continue to make items and I will have a booth at my churches craft show in about a week. I am confident that I will at least sell a few things there and hopefully a few people will pick up my business card and check out my online shop at another time.We shall see....

All I know is that I am trying to soak up life. I tend to not live in the moment and am really trying to do so lately. Sometimes I go outside with my dog and we just sit in the grass for awhile and soak in the sun-feel the breeze.

My husband is about to give a piano lesson so I better get out of here.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

a NEW season

A new season. A new beginning. That is where I find myself on this Sunday afternoon. My last day at work was this past Friday and it was bitter sweet. I am completely excited about this new season in my life that just began but leaving the previous season was harder than I ever thought it would be. I feel like I need time to reflect and get away by myself. To let life sink in.

I have had some time to do this in the past few days. It feels good and I plan on doing more of it tomorrow.I am thinking about going hiking or finding a spot outside to sit and bring my journal along (I am not a journal-er but it sounds like the right thing to do) and maybe my camera too. The possibilities feel endless. Well sort of.... :)

I haven't much time to post new items that I have made so I posted 2 today. I also have a few more to post but those can wait for another time. I have a few items in my store that need some extra lovin so I will be taking new photos of them soon. I also took out all the non-leather items out of my store. Because-A-they aren't selling and B-I want my store to be All leather. Simple enough right?

I am participating in my first craft show October 8th at Fellowship Bible Church in Brentwood,TN. If you happen to be in the area come say hello. All those non leather items will make an appearance there with a pretty good mark down.

Well-I need some lunch so I am off.

Saturday, September 4, 2010


It's Saturday! Oh how I love the weekend!

I have a big change coming up for me and I figure it's time to put it on my blog. My last day working at the church is September 10th. 1 week to go! I am totally excited and totally terrified. I have worked there for 5 years and although it's been great it's just time for me to start pursuing opportunities that use my talents and feed my soul. What am I going to do? Well....I know what I am going to attempt. My little esty store has had a slow and steady stream of sales. I really enjoy working with leather and even more just making things. Even more-selling them to people who appreciate my work. I am going to focus on my store for a few months and evaluate things from there. If it doesn't work out like how I hope I am ok with that. At least I tried. I feel confident that the Lord has a plan for me even though I don't really have one. I know that quitting was the right thing to do and am excited for the next season of my life. I am incredibly sad though to leave my position. I have worked alongside the best most kindest people ever. I have also worked in the same place as my husband for 5 years and so that will be a huge change as well. No more walking down the hallway to say hello or to steal a quick hug.

I ask for your prayers for me during this time and be sure to check my store for a lot more newer items after the 10th. More blog posts too!

PS. I hve found several nests around my house lately with birdies still in them. Here is a pict I snapped of one of them. So cute!