Wednesday, August 4, 2010


Ok, I just need to talk to someone.  I have been struggling with some things, nothing major, just things, perhaps silly things.   I find if I talk about things I can ususally find an answer, or someone can help me with suggestions.

One of the things I struggle with is writing my blogs.  I get these ideas and sit down to write and my mind goes blank, and then I get this feeling of dread.  I am not sure what it is. So, I end up just getting something written.  I want to write well, to let my personality come through, so I am trying to write this post, like I am talking to you or IMing you.  I don't have any problem writing an IM message, or visiting face to face or on the phone, but when I am writing my blog I freeze up.  I don't know if it is some kind of expectation I am putting on myself unknowingly.    Anyway, that is one of the things I am struggling with, minor I know, but none the less, something I need to improve.

The other thing I have been struggling with is reopening my Etsy shop.  In the past I have tried marketing my soaps and lotions, there are so many people doing that and unless you have something unique, I find it to be a waste of my time and money (though I do have lovely soaps to use myself).  So I have been giving this some thought and praying for guidance from the Lord.   Now I realize with all that is happening in this country and the world these days, it is not of that great of importance.  God does tell us though, in His word, that everything that concerns us concerns Him.  So anyway, the other day (well a couple weeks ago, really)   I was showing my DH something I am re-purposing and he said....Rustic-chic, that is Rustic-chic (very casual observation type of voice) needless to say I was rather stunned that he would even use this terminology or have a clue about chic anything (maybe he has been listening a little, lol), but he is right and I have been thinking about it every since.  So now I am on a new path, is it the right path, I don't know, but it is going to be interesting fun to find out.  With some ideas in my tiny brain, I will be reopening my Etsy and perhaps joining Make Mine Pink Boutiques and if no one else likes Rustic-chic, I guess I will have alot of fun things to decorate my Tin Shack.

Thank you so much for letting me vent.  Please if you have suggestions on either of these leave a message.  I think I am in transition here and I am getting kinda excited about the prospect of just making things I like and if they sell, cool, instead of trying to find something that will sell, it doesn't work, because no matter how cool I think it is....................well you know.   

Hugs and may God Bless you richly.


Peggy said...

I have had the same problem lately with my blog. I have all the interesting things going around in my head but when I sit down to write the words don't come. I just type something or let days go without posting anything. I think we all get in a writing slump but with patience hopefully we will find our groove and get back on the track of writing what we really think. As for Rustic Chic sounds wonderful and can't wait to see what you come up with.

Barbara said...

You go girl! Step out there and do something that you feel good about. I'm about to do the same thing with the gourds I'm decorating. We only live once right? LOL

Hugs XX

Lisa said...

I have the same blogging issue. I think I have nothing to say or I have a boring life and lately I am not blogging much at all. I can even think of great ones as long as I am not at the computer ;)
But I do what I can when I can and have to let the rest go, don't need the stress! I hope you find a place for your goodies in your shop. DO what makes you happy. If you are going to create anyway see if it will sell. If not you can have it and you had a great time re-purposing! I think it is a great idea and you can have your soaps up too! I hope you find this helpful or at least feel you are not alone♥
Hugs, Lisa

Moira said...

Way to go on the changes that you're making these days! And may God bless you as you reopen your Etsy shop. =)

Like you, I've started making things I like (quilts) that I like....and if they sell, they sell....if not then I've got gifts stockpiled in advance. =)