I closed my shop
for a few days this week to make some adjustments in the production side of things. It felt really weird to come home from work and not immediately start printing orders.
It made me think more about my life on a day-to-day basis. I work my day job for 8 or 9 hours. Then I go home and tackle all the days orders and if I’m lucky, a blog post. Throw dinner, a shower and sleep in there and I realized I only spend 3-4 hours per weekday on my business.
Since that amount of time is so limited, I don’t get to pay as much attention to other aspects of the business as I would like. I feel bad that I rarely reply to the blog comments I receive. I feel bad I don’t comment enough on other’s blogs. I wish I had more time to be extra special with my order packaging. I feel like I don’t do enough….like I don’t show my support and appreciation enough.
I sit here and hope that my customers will love my product enough that the fact that every order is not tied in pretty twine will not matter to them. I hope that bloggers know that I’m still a fan even if I don’t leave them comments. I hope these things don’t come across as me “not caring” or “not trying.”
Because I care so much and try so hard! I know when “The Day” comes when I do “That Thing” (are you following me?) I will have more time for the little details. But right now I’m working hard to just cover orders, blogging, and of course, working full-time. I hope you’ll bare with me till I see it through! ;]