I mentioned in one of my last posts that I was feeling the need to make some changes for 2015. Not 'resolutions' (I don't really do those) but just changes I need to make in the coming months to basically keep my sanity.
Unfortunately, one of those changes is that I've decided to leave Paint in my Hair. I love being a vendor there but I've found that I just can't keep up doing it all by myself and having 3 kids who are still relatively young (esp my little one who's just 3 1/2). It's especially hard when my husband has crazy hours at work...which seems to be the norm lately. I might still consign pieces from time to time but I won't have a booth anymore as of the end of this month. It's not something I wanted to do but rather something I needed to do. I began realizing just how much time I'm spending that is taking away from my little one. In just a year and a half she's going to be going to Kindergarten and I just don't want to waste that time with her. Plus, with having Crohn's it's just become too physically demanding for me at times and I'm finding that it's taking a toll on me health wise.
I will still do a couple shows a year, the next one being Fancy Farmgirl Vintage Market in Moses Lake, WA in May. I had a lot of fun at that show last year and I've become good friends with Shannon who runs the show. It's also a way for me to spend time with my son who comes with me to help. Plus, it's a 1 day shows and those are so much easier to do for me (esp when the show is out of town). This year the show is going to be over twice as big so I'm really looking forward to it! So that's what I'll be working on over the coming months.
However, I won't be doing Junk Drunk again this year. I love this show as well and Candice is just plain awesome. But with shows that are out of town I really need to start looking at what is feasible for me cost-wise. Yes, I do it partially for the fun of it. But I also need to make money. But you will definitely see me there as a customer for sure!!
This year I would really like to open my Etsy shop back up. It's been way too long. Part of the problem I've found over the past year is that my creativity is being zapped simply because I'm exhausted. And that is the main reason I need to cut back on having a booth and doing certain shows. It's quite a bummer to want to create but have no gas in the tank to do it so to speak.
So this year I'm going to spend more quality time with my little one. Spend more time being creative. Spend more time doing things that I love.