It's funny what happens when you suddenly become undeniably busy. Like, for instance, when you have a newborn. For my entire pregnancy, I was constantly looking for something to do. Last May, I applied for a grundle of professional jobs since I had just graduated. Nothing really worked out, so I just worked on my Etsy shop. Not too seriously, though. I had limited success on Etsy for something that was supposed to be my only thing going on, but I will admit that I was sick 50% of the time and didn't really feel motivated the other half. I kept expecting us to move or something, but so far that hasn't happened either.
Fast forward to February. Specifically days after February 10th. All within two weeks, I was bombarded with opportunities that would have given me stuff to do out my ears before M was born. Two separate companies that I applied to last May tried to hire me. I told both of them I would have to work from home. Needless to say I haven't heard back.
As for my Etsy shop, it has been neglected for a while. Don't worry, though, because it has been getting all sorts of unwarranted attention as well. Looks like all I had to do was leave it alone. During those two magical weeks, I was contacted about doing a TV interview with ABC4, attending the Beehive Bazaar in Provo as a seller, having my shop featured on Crazi Beautiful Women, and also becoming an expert blogger on the subject of handmade for the same website.
Hopefully all the things for my Etsy shop work out. I did decide that the Beehive Bazaar is too much too soon, but maybe I will do it later this year. I am excited to start blogging for CBW, and the TV guy said he would get back to me later because he has time to develop the story. We will see about that. . .
All this attention may be going to my head, but it is also pretty motivating to put more time into my shop. I have been working on a new product that I should be able to post within the next week or so. It just needs some fine-tuning.
As exciting as all this has been (I mean, who doesn't want to feel appreciated?!), I have to ask myself why none of this stuff could have happened when I had nothing to do.
Oh well, I'll take it.