I feel like I've been stretched out in so many different directions that nothing I'm trying to do is getting done very well.
I've got a lot of things on my plate at the moment but rest assured I have recently ("recently" meaning 2 nights ago while laying in bed awake till nearly 2:30am) put a bit of a "plan" into action for myself and things should be turning around for me over the course of the next few weeks or so.
I have never really considered myself much of a "schedule girl". I typically ABHOR structure and I'm not a big fan of charting out my life.
It has recently come to my attention that whether I like it or not, creating somewhat of a schedule for myself is absolutely necessary.
There are things in life that just may not ever happen unless you at least pencil them in.
There's more to it than just "needing to make time to make jewelry" but that is what I'm zeroing in on today.
I also wanted to take a minute to let you know that I LOVE doing custom orders and I DON'T see myself EVER giving that up, but, I've never really had any kind of plan in place as far as how I go about filling them, and so far, everyone who has asked has gotten put on the list.
That list has kept me busy (not that I'm not thrilled about it, don't get me wrong!) to the point that I have absolutely ZERO time for making anything else and it's taking me longer than I'd like to complete pieces for people with the current schedule I'm keeping (or NOT keeping rather), basically working whenever I can work it in between being a wife and a mommy.
I have started to notice that this is not working out.
I MISS making whatever the HECK pops into my head and showing it off for the world to see, knowing no one is waiting for it and no one even knows about it up to that point, but me.
Plus, it seems my every spare moment is filled up with something and there's no time left for recharging. Enter: the schedule.
SO... over the next few weeks I'm going to be working on the current custom orders I have on my list (if you have already contacted me regarding a custom order up to this point - 12:02PM CST on July the 4th, 2009 - then fear not, you are on the list and your piece will be created in the order that your request was received!). I'll be halting all new requests for the time being, and devising a plan as to how I want to go forward regarding custom orders. I don't know how long it will take me to get things set "just so" but I'll definitely put the word out here on my blog as well as in my etsy shop announcement once things are "set in stone" (HA!)
I love you all to PIECES and you have no idea what a wonderful feeling it is for me just knowing you're there.