This past weekend (actually from Wed-Sun), I worked at a job that I quit in early 2011. I was just supervising the box office for a craft show to help out them out, but it certainly made me realize why I quit there in the first place. Don't get me wrong, I love most of the people I worked with, but it was almost like going on a date with an ex-boyfriend who you think might have changed, but you realize that they haven't changed at all. It make me appreciate the decisions I've made to better my life and gave me a bit more motivation to get my act together. Here are some things I learned this weekend...
- I have the upmost respect for bloggers who have a full-time job. I know it's a matter of great time management skills and constant motivation, but I couldn't help but feel an overwhelming admiration for the ladies I know who do it. Working this weekend made me realize that I need to start using my time more efficiently.
- I really, really need to start treating my Etsy shop as a business, because it is. I feel like I've been treating it like "the thing I'm doing until I can have my own brick & motar", but I'm realizing that's the wrong approach. I need to realize and act like I'm already a small business owner.
- Going to craft shows has always been inspirational to me. My mom took me to them all the time when I was growing up, and I think that's part of the reason I want to have a store. I want to sell things that are special and unique. The wonderful vendors at Christmas Village this weekend made me remember that.
- I love working with people who are so positive. We'd been working about 10 hours when the 2 ticket sellers I was working with bust out with every since 70s tv sitcom theme song ever made, and sang in perfect harmony. It's moments like these that restore my faith in humanity. I've also had the theme from Three's Company stuck in my head ever since.
Sorry for such a long post, but I think if I get these feelings and goals out there to you all, it makes me feel a bit more obligated to come through. Thanks for listening. =)