Five months ago, I quit my day job. One month ago, I opened my iPhone case shop. So I decided to run a couple of reports and discovered some wonderful news. I earned more in the past month than I did in one month at my day job! This is incredible news for me and very validating.
this is a new offerng in my Etsy shop
Working on Sweet Eventide full-time has been a bit of a roller coaster, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I learned a lot about licensing and copyright law over the summer. I have begun outsourcing some of the behind-the-scenes work that was overwhelming me. I am preparing to wholesale my cases. I am working on my 2013 calendar and outsourcing the printing part this year. I have so many dreams and plans for Sweet Eventide, including building a beautiful new website with my husband’s help.
I know that I used to devour the “quit your day job” stories that abound on Etsy and the blogosphere. So many of you dear readers have been with me from the beginning and through my hard times as recently as 10 months ago when I wanted to quit altogether. This is why I’m sharing this update, in case you are wondering what happens after the big announcement. It takes deep courage and passion to quit your job and follow your dreams. There have been days I thought of looking for a j-o-b again and that is when you lean on your support systems to keep going.
Every single day is an adventure. I find myself craving routines after five months of jumping into each day. When you have the freedom to design your day, sometimes it’s easy to let the day design you instead. This feels great after being tied to a job where you were not designing anything about your day. It’s time to transition to a different balance now though, and it coincides beautifully with the change in seasons.
Thank you for joining me for the past 3.5 years at Sweet Eventide!