Those that know me, know I am not the most patient person in the world. I’m early for appointments, I hate to be rushed, and waiting for something is not one of my “gifts”. But these last few weeks I have been learning more about waiting than I expected.
I’ve been in the process of setting up & opening my Etsy shop ~ making items, photographing & displaying, advertising, and having design work done. Dean has been looking for job opportunities ~ tech and photography/videography/production work. I’ve been trying to educate myself more in the area of writing ~ reading a lot. And in the midst of all that we’ve been waiting and waiting some more for a settlement to come through as well. Not to mention the regular waiting that accompanies everyday moments of life ~ lines in the stores, traffic, appointments, you get the idea.
The journey from point A to point B is not short or easy. It has involved waiting, rejection, hope, hustling, praying, editing, hard work, long hours, sleepless nights, and… yes, more waiting. And then it happens. Right at the point where you are almost beyond frustration, ready to throw in the towel, and run away to a deserted island, the pieces start to fall into place.
A picture tweeted, leads to a sale. Which then leads to a word of mouth recommendation, leading to another sale. A stop at the Chamber of Commerce opens up doors and connections to an entire geographic area, and a photography shoot. A friend recommendation results in a day job that could possibly lead to more jobs. And a simple question asked in passing reveals an untapped resource with enormous potential.
Stay tuned, as I know there is more to come.