Friday, September 4, 2009

reflections on labor day

It's Labor Day weekend in the USA... cookouts, family fun, summer's last fling; and the promise of fall is in the air. For me, fall brings "busy-ness" but as this change of season approaches, I am reminded also of "business" and how I yearn to make my own changes.
Now more than ever I dream of spending all of my time making my own small business the best it can be, but still have to work a part-time day job. It's just a paycheck really; I didn't even have benefits when I worked full-time. Then there is the guilt trip that the economic downturn has placed on me as well; who would be insane enough to leave a job in these bad times? Still, it's hard not to wonder if I could be doing so much more for my own business if I had that other 24 hours a week to spend nurturing it. I guess the "good part" is that there are many others who feel the same way, and we can all support each other.
On a positive note: I recently took another step to making my own business grow; I purchased my .com domain name for two years. It was surprisingly inexpensive at GoDaddy, and with an online discount, even more affordable. In addition, shortly after I created the account someone from GoDaddy called me to discuss my account, what I hoped to accomplish with it, etc. Frankly, at this point I just wanted to purchase the domain name and figure out how to create a redirect to a landing page (my Etsy shop, for now). Well, the kind people at GoDaddy did it for me over the phone and I am so thankful because I certainly didn't know how to do it, LOL.
So, even though I still feel that I'm stagnating in my "old career," my "new career" is taking off, even if it's just semi-sporadic baby steps.


Creations by Juliann said...

I really enjoyed reading your blog. I am in the same boat with you. I wish us both...lots and lots of success :)

Lonesome Road Studio said...

Here's to us! *high fives*
And to everyone else who dreams of their own success, whatever it may be.

Marmalade Grenade said...

I third this! As daunting as it may will be rewarding to see our egg all grown!


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