Books, Boo-Boos and Business

I’ve been working on TCF and if I can stay on top of it; pictures will be up tomorrow of some items for sale as well as a few “these are custom things I’ve made for friends that I wouldn’t mind getting paid for” things. I really have to crack down on less gratis. I dunno I guess lately I’ve looked at it as I have a lot to be grateful for and I owe a lot of people so….I give with my hands. But…I’ve dreamed of this since January 2010. Mr. G is military, I could never use everything I’d like to make and put out…it just makes sense. But I keep letting small things distract me and I don’t want that anymore.

One thing that’s got me off my knitting game lately is the fact that I’m retaining water like a beast. All my clothing is tighter all over and then on top of that my feet and hands are swollen and they hurt. It hurts to walk and it hurts to hold anything. I’m trying to really crack down on my sodium levels and just drink and drink water and hopefully nip this in the bud. The pain is ridiculous and it’s holding me back.

While I have to take more breaks than I’d like I’m making good use of my time by working on my reading goals and I’ve updated that post so check it out here.

Lifestyle Changes

I’m still working on making lifestyle changes that will help me get to where I want to go and live the life I want. Tomorrow on the 20th I’m starting a health journal. I’ll be noting my mood, whether or not I took my meds, what extra things I needed to take if any and just basic stuff like that. I’m hoping that it’ll help me notice patterns that might be helpful and that it’ll serve as a tool for my team in Jacksonville. I’m really excited about it.

The Crafty Faerie is still coming along. I tend to make pieces as gifts and that takes up a lot of my time. I either need to work faster or I need to learn to just give out gift cards like the rest of America. Also I HAVE to be better about taking pictures of items I give away so that I can show people hey this is what I’m capable of. Starting up your own business is NOT easy. At all. There’s a lot of work before you see returns. But dude….I’m enjoying it. I’m going at my own pace and I’m loving it. It’s…it’s mine. A lot of my life has been about other people and their choices, their wants, their goals. This is just mine and I love that.