Remember me mentioning that I have my finger in a lot of pies? That may have been an understatement. I feel like I may have my finger in a lot of pies, a cake, and a few miscellaneous other food items.
This weblog has always been my safe haven. It is truly my knitting nook, like at home. It is my personal space where I can chat about whatever and share my projects. I have always tried to limit myself to one genre, but I think I am going to do things a little differently moving forward. The genre is me. Period.
My interests vary. Sometimes I just want to talk. This is my safe space, my nook. The original intention was for this to be professional, but it has grown into so much more. Now it is just my virtual home.
Having left the traditional workforce for a freelance world is going well so far. I have noticed that my customer service face is shining through. Being a personal shopper is very customer service oriented. Happy customers mean good ratings. Good ratings mean better jobs in the future, right? Right. I struggle with the time limits but I am still new and learning the stores that customers ask me to shop. They are not the stores I traditionally visit. I do not know other personal shoppers to compare, but when I get positive reviews and increased after order tips, I say I must be doing well.
My knitting has been frustrating. I just got a laptop from my boyfriend after having nothing but a phone for many years. So, I have turned into a digital potato rather than knitting lately. I need to get off the computer and do something about that!
As I mentioned previously, the motivation is just not there while working on scrunchies. Once I finish my piece of Americana, I think I am going to take a break from hair accessories. I really need to get back to hats. Maybe I will work on a headwrap for Hobo Hats? They are insanely simple and I could mindlessly knit one quickly just for fun. I think it would help with my burnout.
I think half those pies I am in are knitting projects.
My writing and my knitting sales are starting to get disheartening. Rejections and a lack of sales in my online store really do beat down the spirit. It makes me grateful for in person sales and other marketable skills. It also makes me grateful for my hat donations. At least some of my projects are getting put to some good use!
Am I ready to give up on this new adventure? Heck no! Will it be hard? Yes! I just need to keep pushing forward.