Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Normally, these days anyway, I'm not the type of person to believe in signs. I tend to think of them as convenient ways for people to justify what they were going to do anyway. I used to be the type of person who looked for them everywhere though. There was a time when I believed that the tiniest thing could mean a lot. Now I tend to be more practical, but there have been a few things lately that make me wonder if I should try starting a business after all.
For example even though I only relisted my items on Etsy a couple of weeks ago, I have sold two of them and one of them was the most expensive in the shop. I haven't been doing a lot of promoting but people are still managing to find my shop. All of a sudden tons of ideas for reversible clothes are coming to me seemingly out of no where. As for as my efforts to become a pharmacy tech, I have not received one phone call for an interview, my certificate seems to be lost in the mail so I can't yet apply for a license and every single job listing requires a minimum of one year experience. The few times I've found one that doesn't, by the time I send my resume in, they are not accepting applications anymore.
What should I make of this? Are they signs or just coincidences? Either way I closed shop for a reason and only reopened for some extra cash but, the more time that goes by the less I want to stop sewing. When I do find a pharmacy job I'll pretty much have to. There wont be time. How awesome it would be to suddenly start making so much money through Etsy that it would actually be worth it to open up shop in California (one of the most small business-hostile states in the entire country BTW). Sadly I know things like that take time to build and time is something that I don't have a lot of. Lately though I've been questioning the decision to go to school and get certified and licensed. So far it has cost a lot of money and I haven't made a cent and it's not looking like it's going to change anytime soon. I'm feeling kind of lost at the moment. Maybe I should look for a sign...