Monday, May 7, 2012

Crabtree Falls. my own pic.
I went two whole days last week without turning on my computer!  It was quite nice, to be honest with you.  So nice, that I limited my time online throughout the rest of the weekend.  Now I'm ready to get some stuff done this week. 

I am beyond thrilled to announce that I passed my contractor's exam!  Yay woo!  Studying for that beast was really taking a toll on my nerves.  I felt like I had so many people counting on me (namely, my brother's business!).  So now I am in the process of obtaining my transcripts and applying for my license with the state.  I really can't tell you how thankful I am that the exam is over with.  Thanks so much for your well wishes and thoughts. 

Last Thursday was my 6th wedding anniversary.  The Hub took off work so we could do something fun together.  We loaded Gus up and went hiking to Crabtree Falls.  Being in the woods was like balm for the brain after spending five and a half hours taking an exam the day before.  There's nothing like the smell of the woods. 

Now I am trying to get back on track with my art.  I have even checked out some crafts fair venues (which happen to be too expensive for me to participate in, unfortunately).  So, for now, I am just going to push myself to create more and more often.  To get better and more efficient.  It's hard to admit to myself, but sometimes the things I make are not acceptable quality for selling.  I don't want to be sub-par.  I want to be thrilled with every single piece that I present to the public.  And that takes a lot of work and plenty of trial and error.  My store is still open during the process.  Some items are reduced and others are on a "last chance sale".  I don't want to sell myself short, but I am going to have to start making some money back, and furthermore, start making money....period!  So, it's sort of now or never. 

May is underway and there is a lot to talk about.  I want to put my own two bits in on the whole "Things I am Afraid to Tell You" movement.  Hopefully we will be breaking ground soon on the house.  And I have a few ideas for interactive posts (as in, I want to start a conversation) that I want to explore. 

Here's to May! 


Kristin W said...

Congrats on passing the exam! And 6 years of marriage :)

Sarah Klassen said...

All kinds of exciting—warm congratulations on both great pieces of news :) Cannot wait—keep us posts on everything that will be happening!

Have a wonderful day!


Jen said...

YEAH!!! You passed!!! Nice work girl! Keep us posted on what's next for you.

Oh, and you asked about my favorite quote... There are two that usually I keep in the back of my mind and that keeps me grounded. They are "Change your thoughts and you change your world" and "You're right where you should be". Do you have a favorite?

mimilove forever said...

aww congratulations missus...fabulous news on both fronts and a with you on the woods front...can't whack a a good woodland stomp to clear the cobwebs! xx