Counteracting Business Blues

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Whatever you do, or dream, you can begin it. Boldness has genius and power and a magic in it.

-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Currently reading Craft Business Power: 15 Days to a Profitable Online Craft Business by Jason and Cinnamon Miles to counteract my craft business blues and this was a quote they have listed in chapter 1. I think that this is a powerful message but I am repeating something a little more powerful from the paragraph above it…

“I am going to learn to sell online.”

I am not a business woman, I am however a crafter who loves what she makes and loves selling to people who love them too. To be completely honest, Youmacon 2013 was a bust in sales. I brought all these little guys home with me (as well as 85% of my other stock) and put them away in shame. I haven’t thought about them since. However they came out again today as I was working in my studio and the disappointment from the convention – along with all the other orders that haven’t come through – is coming back.

That’s life for ya.

I can only mope so long about this before looking for a solution. The first step I have chosen to take is reading this ebook.

Thanks for reading!

-Anna San 

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Swim Gear Has Arrived!

Despite the shipping delay due to the bizarre weather patterns my swimsuit and goggles have arrived!

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Speedo Vanquisher 2.0 Plus Mirrored Goggles

My goggles are all blue silver and shiny. I think I will like them better when I learn how to adjust the straps tomorrow. (Yay!)

My Endurance+ swimsuit however is nothing to brag about. Sadly its only applaud point is that it technically fits. Whoo… The rouching/shirring does nothing to slim down my tum and Speedo must think that my breasts hang down to my bellybutton because that is approximately where the support cups land. -_-||

I exaggerate of course – but how it looks on doesn’t make me feel very good about myself or my effort to change my lifestyle. However I don’t have the time to keep shopping around for the perfect swimwear. So do I suck it up and accept that this is where I am at right now and keep it, or do I return it? Decisions. :/