I realize that life has given me so many battles during the past few weeks, until I did not want nor had the strength to post anything much. This is what happens what happens when you are overwhelmed by the stench of what is known as grief for someone or something, financial woes, and just feeling sorry for yourself. The very idea of sharing my life with people is still new to me, as I am a known introvert. When something happens in my life, rather it is through my own doing, or something happening in someone else’s life to the point where it affects you, it will affect you hard, depended on what type of person you are.
To that end, this past month, I have projects that I did not get to because of the events of July, August and September, rather good or bad. I have lost three months out of my life, which could have been productive, but due to me being too busy to stop, or my own sadness during these events, I am playing catch-up. It is a good thing that none of it had due dates, except from me. No clients were involved. But were they?
In a way they were, but they were what I like to call invisible clients. They were people, who happened to wander into my Etsy shop, and saw 5 notebooks for sale day in and day out. I did not make any new cards to sell, nor scrapbooks, so I left my shop as is. Making new products was one way to get new clients, who have not heard about you into your shop, rather it is online or brick and mortar. They were people, who could have been looking for a new writer to create a document for them, their blog or website, or their business. The document, post, or even a printable could have been just the thing to put their services over the top. These were the people, who could have sent me that contract, which could have been of something big for me, but I was so into the stuff that brought me down, until I wonder if I have missed my blessing. Let me tell you why that was not necessarily a bad thing…
I had friends who needed someone to reach out to them, and to say, “I’m here for you”. I had things that I needed to take care of, but I was so busy trying to make my businesses work, until I felt drained and overwhelmed with the business and other personal situations. I had a God who said to me, “you need to rest”, but I fail to see that I needed all of this, because I was going too long without it. I was not focus on Him, but I was focus on stuff, to which, my friend is not good.
The things I am saying to you, as a Christian woman, what good is it to accumulate all this stuff, if:
A) You are not blessing someone in the process, and
B) You cannot take it with you.
Sure, we need to eat, we need to interact, and we need to pay for all of this stuff. So, I am glad I did not catch up with all the things I did not take care of in the product making business. This rest gave me a chance to make some changes, some that I will share here, while others I will share on my other blogs, because they fit the subjects I have on them. I will not share them in this post. I will share this: I am vlogging again. I have computer with a webcam and I am looking into getting a tripod for my regular camera and smartphone for tutorials. When I bought my Sony Camera for my birthday, they gave me a mini tripod, which is not the friendliest tripod in the world (I have seen better brands), but it will do for right now. I asked a YouTubber named Gabrielle Flowers Raider of Gabe and Babe TV and The Gabe Fix in her Google Hangout last night if she had any pointers for my channel, and she said to Be Consistent. Start with once a week, and see how that goes. So I have already made one new video before I asked her that question, so I will put up another one next week.
Anyway, I have ran over my time, so I will also be constant with my next blog post as well.