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Yesterday was a discouraging day.  I know, I know, everybody has them, but when I have them I feel like I’m the only one.  I guess it’s because we have so many things going at once.  To name a few…we are in the process of adoption, we need to sell our VW Beetle and purchase a mini van, we are looking to buy a house in the upcoming months, and we are planning a trip to Brazil to visit my husband’s elderly grandparents.  They have not yet met me or Daniela.  Besides the near impossible task of coordinating all of these things into an already busy schedule, we are struggling to allocate finances for all of these things.  And in the midst of all of this, I am attempting to start a small business to provide extra finances so we can successfully expand our family the way we want to.  Geesh!  Are you tired yet?

Believe it or not, a seemingly simple online clothing business takes up a lot of time.  I feel like I never have enough time to spend on it, and therefore, it is not taking off the way I would like it to.  On top of the already arduous task of buying, making, photographing and listing items, I need to get my name out there via, twitter, facebook, and this blog.  So, yesterday, I looked at my small little shop with only one sale, my pitiful neglected twitter and wordpress accounts and felt that all was lost.  Eeek!

This is a confession between me and my wonderful little readership.  I am discouraged and overwhelmed.  And I don’t know where to begin to make things better.  Do I spend time and money looking for and making items to include in my shop that most likely won’t get seen?  Or do I invest in a smartphone so that I can more easily publicize to get more people in my tiny little shop where there aren’t many options?

I know, this is a sad little pity party.  Ugh!  But every morning I wake up with the aforementioned options and feel paralyzed.  I don’t know what to do so I end up doing nothing. Maybe I should invest in the smartphone to free up some time for me to work on creating items?  Would it really free up time?  I dunno.  What do you think?

Ok.  Enough with the cry fest.  Now for something that will make us all happy!

I know.  She’s adorable.  She and her future siblings are worth a million of these headaches!

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