I am feeling pretty thankful these days. I could probably go on for pages about all the things I am thankful for, but I won’t bore you with all of that right now. I do however, want to say thank you to all of you – my supportive customers and blog readers, commenters, emailers. I really have felt so supported, all along the way, from almost the day I opened my shop when a stranger, and fellow etsy seller, sent me a conversation to compliment my photos, offer advice if I needed, and wish me luck (really!). It was like the door was wide open and I was being welcomed in.
There have been the usual concerns over the last few months, that come with having left a job which provided a steady, stable, rather predictable income while simultaneously jumping right into buying a house in need of repair; but things just seem to keep getting better. My business is still small, but it is growing, and I am being pushed to grow with it. I am thankful for this, too.
The last few months have been a big huge reminder of how important and rewarding it is to follow your heart, go with your gut, and be true to your instincts. Not to say this will guarantee that everything is perfect and peachy all the time, but in the big picture way, life is pretty amazing when you are an active, dynamic participant.
And hey, you know what? This is sort of off the subject, but today is the winter solstice, which means it’s the shortest day of the year. And you know what that means… that the days will start to get longer. I am thankful for that too.
It’s been a busy couple of weeks. All the remaining orders, that were promised for pre-Christmas delivery, have now shipped. It was a pretty nice feeling to send everything off and only afterward did I realize how tired I was. I wished I had gotten a photo of me standing next to that pile, because it was definitely taller than me! After dropping everything off at the PO, we did some thrifting, went for a walk on the river and then out for a glass of wine and a gluten free pizza (which, by the way, was awesome).
Oh, and I had a fairly freaky accident with my rotary cutter yesterday, but my finger is still attached and seems to be healing really well… and needless to say, I am definitely definitely thankful for that too.
So, what I really just want to say here is THANKS everyone. You are really, so very awesome.