Sunday, June 14, 2009

A Sense of Achievement

Here is a picture of my little scholar at his 4th Grade year end award ceremony. Not only did he get A/B Honor Roll, but he got the Presidents Achievement Award for Academic Excellence! YAY!

I wish I always felt as accomplished as he looks in this picture, when it comes to my Etsy shops. There's some days I feel like I'm just spinning my wheels, but then on other days, I feel like I've climbed Mount Everest! But when I really sit down and look hard at both of my shops, I realize just how far I've come in the almost 4 years that I've been on Etsy. The amount of knowledge I've gained is huge, even though there's always more to learn.

So tell me dear readers, now that it's summer, have a seat, and grab a coffee and share with me; in looking at your shops, what makes you feel accomplished? What have you achieved? What goals do you hope to attain in the future?


KreatedByKelly said...

Wellllll!! My shop is a mess right now since we will be moving soon. We don't know where we are moving, if we are going to be able to buy a house or if we are renting......but I know we are moving.

Buuuuuuut, once I move I have big plans. I'm finally getting a "do over!" I know my niche -- FINALLY & I'm gonna WORK IT GIRL!!! *giggles*

balanced. said...

Aw, what a sweety pie. You should be so proud. :)

Hmm, I feel the exact same way everyday, back and forth. But I am so thrilled with each and every sale, every one is an accomplishment. Lately I've retaken my photos, again, and feel good about them, for now. I just think if you can improve something each day and learn something new each day then you're on your way. :)

Nothinglikeit said...

He looks so CUTE up there on stage...mmmm sorry, I should say handsome, right?

My ETSY shop is on vacation until August at least. I know before I have my grand re-opening I need to look at all elements of my shop. My banner needs a re-do and product photos could be improved. I'm trying to decide if I should bring my other artwork into the coaster shop or open a new one and keep the coaster shop exclusive. I like the way your shops are set up so I'll probably follow your lead!
When I think about it I realize I have a LOT of work ahead of me. Inventory is only a small part of it!


DancingMooney ♥ said...

Kudos for such a positive post! :D

It is hard sometimes when we've worked so hard to get where we are... but those of us who are keeping on right now, will only have much to gain as the economy picks back up again.

I have learned so much about what I really enjoy (because I'm a variety geek) and have taught myself to focus on the things that really make me happy each day. I've also learned to just take it one day at a time, and be happy now! ♥

Cheers to all of us who've made it this far! Don't give up, stay in the game!

♥ Janell