Monday, November 23, 2009

What I Did This Weekend

I was down in the dumps last week after being told my hours at work are being cut back. For the first time in 30 years, I am considered part-time, not full time; and even though it isn't my fault, I can't help feeling a teeny bit like a failure for some reason. I was moping around Friday trying to figure out whether to go out and find a part-time job or whether to sell some blood or what, and my mother said to me..."You already have another job, you're an artist and a jewelry designer."

Yes, but I never considered it a real job, it was too much fun to be considered a job. It wasn't a hobby, because I am serious about marketing the Etsy shop, but still...could I actually make a living at doing something I love so much? How foreign! You're not supposed to love the job you do, are you? Hee Hee.

Well, I opened up my mind and thought of all the things I could do on the days I don't get paid that I've had to shelve because of a 50+ hour a week career as a real estate and probate paralegal (You didn't think THOSE kind of jobs could go away, did you? Neither did I, frankly.)

I pulled out my "save to do later" sketches and my bead stash and went to work. I made several new designs and reworked a few more and was completely happy with myself for the first time in years. And, don't tell anyone, but I didn't even put on makeup or comb my hair all day! This may work out okay after all.

6 comments:

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Good luck with your new venture. Maybe you could give it up all together and stay home, have fun, create and make lots of money selling your stunning jewellery

Diva Designs Jewelry said...

Thank you, Carolyn, my friend! As we say down South, "From your mouth to God's ears!". I would love nothing better. :)

Julz said...

Well sweetie...anything that gives you time to create and not have to comb your hair...has to be a blessing!!! sorry about the change in work...but I think it sounds like you will be loving the extra time....gotta love your Mum for her way of thinking!!!
Happy creating time to you!

Ruby Rose said...

I've heard of "out of the mouth of babes" looks like you've got a new twist with your Mom. I have no doubt that when you put your mind to something it will be done! Good luck with your new venture what ever you decide is the best thing for you.
Hugs,
Jacki

JuLee said...

I am always looking forward to what you will be posting next. I thought you were prolific before when you were working 50+ hr/week, now I get to see more of your delightful work.

Diva Designs Jewelry said...

Oh, my! Thank you so much, my friends! You have really cheered me up considerably! You are the best!