Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Done! First One Done!

1. Learn how to sell my bags, camera cases, and whatever else I make on etsy.com

A few months ago I took a one time class at a fabric store in Berkeley teaching me how to start my own small business. It was a very informative class, but a little overwhelming...and I have yet to do anything with the information I learned. The follow-up to that class "Crafty Biz 2: Selling on Etsy", was tonight and it really made me excited to get started!

Now I just need to pull my head out of my butt and get started making and selling things. I know I am fully capable of doing it, but I tend to get easily distracted and pick social activities over starting my teeny tiny business. What can I say?! I love people and a party!

Anyway, the class tonight was super cool, and I do feel more at ease with selling my things. I can't plan to get this all up and running in 30 days, but at least this is a start of something good. Somehow putting this out into blog-land makes me feel more accountable for actually finishing what I start. Hear me now: I vow to start my business during the year of my big 30, even if it's a small business... I am going to do it.

Oh, and the restroom at the fabric store/class tonight had a bathtub in it along with a creepy curtain. I don't know why it was creepy to me, but the building is old and we were in the attic/top floor. Lots went through my mind in there and my best theory is that it's a tub full of dress form body parts. Like a dress form graveyard... but I was too creeped out to find out.

Well, it's way past my bedtime. Blogs are time consuming! I am working on my list of 30 things, and I think I will just unveil them as I do them. If anyone has suggestions I am open to hearing them! Crap! I don't even have one picked out to do tomorrow yet. Oh well, I will think about it at work... I have some ideas. You will just have to wait and see :)


Monday, August 30, 2010

Am i really up for this?

Hello everyone! I'd like to officially welcome myself to the world of blogging. It's my first time (that's what she said), and I hopefully can get the hang of this and not mess it up.

Today I realized I am just a day away from being 30 days out from my 30th birthday. In realizing this, I had the novel idea to post on facebook that maybe I should do something in those thirty days, like make-out with thirty guys (wishful thinking?). Realizing that this goal would be close to impossible to accomplish, out of my character, and actually super gross, I've decided to take a different route.

Starting tomorrow, for 30 days, I am going to do something every day that is significant and meaningful to my life, my progression, and to the life of others. Yes, I know, I probably should have started this a year ago so I could have filled my list with huge goals, trips, amazing big things, but it is what it is, and I am doing it now. Which kind of reminds me of this time at Utah State... I registered for Accounting on Independent Study. They gave me a year to finish the course. So, of course being the over achiever I was, I waited till the last 2 weeks of that year to start working on the course. If it wasn't for schmoozing my independent study teacher I would have failed flat out...but he passed me with a C+!

Well peeps, I can't schmooze my way out of this one, and I don't want to.

Stay tuned for some big thangs!