Tuesday, January 20, 2015

♥ A New Beginning ♥

Has it really been more than a year since my last post? I'm not sure where the times goes, but it definitely goes! I notice there are still people finding my blog and reading, so I feel like there's still a time and place to be posting. I spent the last two days editing my blog, making sure all the links work and favorite blogs are still posting. WOW. About 3/4 of the blogs I used to read are no longer posting & 1/2 the links are out of business. I guess it's because Facebook has taken over the world along with Instagram, Twitter, and all those social media sites (along with a crappy economic situation). Personally I've grown a bit weary of Facebook. It must be something to do with the new year and starting out with that fresh clean slate....I've deleted a ton of people from my personal FB account too. Too much drama and too many selfies. What is it with these women who feel the need to squeeze their scantily-clad breasts in every picture? We are definitely living a "selfie-age" and it needs to change. Maybe I'm showing my age. ;)

So I started back to school last year. I can't believe I decided to go back, but I'm debating between business management and accounting. Just signed up for second semester of accounting which starts next Monday. I thought the first one might kill me off, but I'm still here. I really want to get into doing personal or small business taxes. At least this week. :) I've been wanting to change jobs too. Yes, I work full-time and have an etsy shop, plus now school! I've been at this job for 17 years and I'm afraid we're about to be merged into another group (those who "make the cut" and they don't fire first). So I took the plunge and applied for a job with them directly (hoping for a few quarters of extra pay) and got it...along with the tiny (and I do mean tiny) pay increase. But as Mr. Prim Rose Hill says, "when you're in war, sometimes you have to join the enemy or be taken out". That describes this work environment to a T. But I'm trying to make the best of it. I believe it's just a step up to a better position, whether in this office or out. God's plan is in the works, not mine, and I need to trust Him and keep believing.

I still have my Etsy shop and have been keeping with it quite well. I just wish I had more time to make all the items I have planned! I always sell quite a few of my beaded tea infusers in December so I was madly making them before Thanksgiving. LOL. I really enjoy making them so you know it was such a hardship. ;)

I am truly going to make a better effort at blogging this year and keeping up with others too. No, really, I am!

Thank you to the readers who keep checking back and those who emailed me!

Keep on crafting!