A day in my life

It has been a few months since I quit my day job, and it isn’t so scary anymore.  To be honest, I did have a few moments of “what did I just do?!” panic. Now that I have a daily routine down and a couple months under my belt, I’m feeling much more comfortable.

The freedom to do what I want when I want is priceless … except that I enjoy my work so much that I have to force myself to stop at 5 o’clock.  That also means no opening email after 5 either because when I start opening emails, then I start answering emails, and then that leads to checking Facebook and Twitter and updating websites and possibly even filling orders.  I’ve been known to “just check my email” for 3 hours.

My dog is enjoying my flexible schedule too.  That means more belly rubs and snuggles for him and less grumbling and being cranky for me.

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This is where Oliver keeps watch over the office, right behind my desk.

Oh yeah, this was going to be a day in my life, wasn’t it.  Rather than schedule everything, I’ve sort of played it by ear for a while and let a natural schedule develop.  First thing in the morning, coffee in hand, I go in my office and answer emails.  Then it’s on to checking painted eyes for quality and packaging them for shipping.  Once that is done, I print off packing slips from PayPal and Amazon.  From those packing slips, I package the clear, black, and budget eyes that can be shipped right away.  This is the bag I keep by my desk for packages to be mailed (most days it has more packages than this):

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I have the best postal carrier ever because she picks these up for me almost every day.  I mail them myself on days when I’m driving into town (a couple days a week).

After all the shipping labels have been printed and packages prepared for mailing, then I paint all the custom craft eyes that have been ordered.  Those will dry overnight (or possibly 2 nights depending on the weather), and then the process starts all over again the next day.  Want to know a secret?  I work weekends too!  I know, I know.  I can’t help it!

While I’m doing all that stuff above, I’m also browsing around Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and other sites.  I also try to think of a relevant blog post to write up for you guys.

That’s about it.  Once I’m done with all that, I do the usual household chores, spend time with my dog, and work on my afghan.  The last granny square afghan I made was when I was in high school, and it really needs to be replaced.  It’s my favorite blanket.  When the weather gets really cold, there’s nothing like a heavy afghan on top of the bed to make me feel all snuggly warm.

About Michelle

Creator & owner of Suncatcher Craft Eyes.

Posted on January 17, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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