Hello everyone! I felt like it was the perfect time for a reflection post with a new season waiting on our doorstep. It’s been forever since I’ve written a post that wasn’t about my photo project or workshop makeover. I apologize. Life has been crazy, as I’m sure it has for all of you. I love the whirlwind pace of summer travel, but I’m so excited to be home and more settled down for my favorite time of year.
Nine months ago I wrote my New Year’s post that talked about goals for 2014. I talked about the adventures Little Lady will enjoy as a newly minted toddler, and all I can say is, boy has she ever. First ice cream cone, first trip to the zoo, first time watching “Little Mermaid”. The first time I came back from an errand and she ran up for kisses and said “I missed you Mama”! I’m so blessed to have this little ball of love and joy and energy in my life.
I also talked about continuing to grow Little Partridge. My goal was 1,000 Etsy sales by the end of the year. I’m proud to say that I smashed that goal, hitting 1,000 on May 5. My husband and I had pledged to take a shot of tequila (our favorite) whenever that happened, and luckily it was at 9:00 at night! The new baby boy bow tie outfits have been a huge hit and definitely helped reach that milestone. One thing I realized about myself is that I’ll probably never be a stellar blogger. I had dreams of tutorials and recipes and thoughtful posts about motherhood. To be honest, I just don’t have the time. I spend most of my time creating new products and filling orders, and that is just fine with me. There are plenty of talented women blogging these things already, so I’ll leave it to the professionals and stick to sharing when I can. This decision alleviated a lot of stress!
Now on to my goal of living a little more gracefully….hmmmm. Well, there have been major improvements to how I run my business now that my workshop is complete. It makes a huge difference. Huge. Little Partridge is no longer taking up most of the house and stays mostly contained where it it supposed to. What I can continue to improve on is getting things ready further in advance. This includes everything from packing for trips, organizing holiday decor, or making grocery lists. And of course I’m still not caught up on my picture files. Oh well, there’s still an entire season left to go this year.
Now that this post is written and the house is clean, I can finally pull out my fall decorations and officially kick of my favorite season! Who else is excited for the next chapter of 2014?