The Etsy.com site has an inspiring series of stories aptly called 'Quit Your Day Job', or something to that effect -- and that's the very theme of our lives lately. I'm in the process of learning how to do that, with my retirement after 30 years in Higher Education and the process of moving into the small business realm, e.g., The Bead Collection. I've found it to be fascinating -- the new realities of being your own boss, managing your own time, finding creative solutions for managing inventory of beads, boxes, displays, tools, and paperwork, and more! I had been in a job where I could be very self-directed (College President), but it really is different to not have bosses (board members), an office someone else takes care of, and staff to attend to irritating details, and especially, a large number of team members and colleagues to talk to and work with. But that's where you come in!
Shannon and I both really appreciate the time you take to post notes, talk to us about your goals, projects, challenges, and passions, to give us feedback, and to send us all the very kind notes about your appreciation of what we offer. For us, it's not about selling things just to sell them -- our goal is to find the things our customers need, dream about, and want to find that they haven't been able to find before. We know we pay a key role in the development of your creative design projects, and in fulfilling your goals, and ultimately, the goals/desires of your own customers. So please keep talking to us through this blog, and in the meantime, a big THANK YOU for all the great engagement so far.