a.k.a. the reason why I disappeared from the WP neighborhood 😦
21… hours my children and I spent at the pool
126… laps I swam while my children were in swimming class
4… times I saw The Hunger Games 1 & 2 or whatever their names are
1… cleaned the whole house 😦
1… considered cleaning the garage
42-45… degrees Celsius (aprox. 107-113 F), the average temp here all throughout the Summer, and it’s still going strong
0… books I read completely through 😦 …bought The Vacationers which is waiting patiently for the next opportunity
3… days spent at the beach and touring our state’s Wine and Olive Route
14… photos taken of beautiful cloud formations 🙂
Yeah, I know… this could not have taken up all of my Summer!
The rest of the time I was taking care of…
60+… orders I received for my personalized back to school stickers and tags 🙂
YAY!!! May I say I am both amazed and proud of myself, just as I am infinitely grateful to all those moms and aunts who placed their orders and trusted me and my work to be of their liking.
I have made peace with Facebook, not as a socializing platform, which I still don’t do… but more as an intangible though quite efficient web that let me and my designs reach people I would have never gone up to in person to offer my work.
For me, as an Introvert, Facebook proved to be my best option right behind word-of-mouth advertising, you know where a satisfied costumer shows of their recently acquired good and gladly passes on the author’s info…
I can not make a list of the people I know much less make a list of the people who might know me, however, through Facebook I keep track of those that have given my product a try and have labelled themselves as “satisfied costumer” , nevertheless, I have no way of keeping track of how far the images of each of their designs will reach…
I have now changed the status of the product images to private due to the fact that they’ve got their children’s complete names on them and it can be risky in these times… I have to make some space to change the images to generic names and avoid any possible problem in the future.
Anyway, Facebook proved to be the medium through which my designs spoke and not me, they sold themselves… the challenge is to now put together a few new products before I have to get to the design of the personalized Christmas tags catalog…
and YES, continue with teaching my
2… Reading and Writing courses at school
1… Creativity Workshop
6… my sister’s months into her 3rd pregnancy (well, 5th in reality, though 2 are angels in heaven)
I wish I could make a compromise with myself and decide to post at least once a week, but I am hesitant to do that trying to avoid the anxiety I know I’ll fall into if the day comes and I haven’t had time to sit and write a worthwhile post.
xo lovely people
read you soon!