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I just took a look at my shop stats for Etsy..

In the past 30 days I've managed to somehow pull in over $600 in Etsy sales alone. 

I'm not even sure how this happened.  I know I've had a lot of custom orders and such.. plus the random necklace sale here and there.. but nothing more than $100 at a time. 


I have no clue how to keep this kind of momentum up. I know how fickle and cyclical Etsy is... but if I could even keep up something close as that average.. Life would be much less stressed, I think. 

I'm filling out the app for a Florida show for the spring. Don't know if I'll get in. But if I do, I'm only doing the Ft. Lauderdale one, and not the Miami one... which would give me time to fly back to AZ and see friends and family, before Norman, and Georgia... ( crap... I almost forgot about Norman!).. I really need to make my schedule for next year. 

I'm frustrated.  

Even though I had a bunch of stuff removed from my credit, and have pretty close to everything paid off, my credit score dropped... by quite a bit. Which was kinda the OPPOSITE of what I'm trying to achieve here.  A couple of online financial sources say to wait a couple weeks and that it might bounce back up again...something about buckets and scorecards and comparisons, which made no sense to me and sounded more like they were talking about a soccer match... but I'll wait.  There are still a couple of items that I have no idea what they are or why they're on my credit, so I get to Take On The Man, to prove that they're not mine. When my debit card was hacked a couple of years ago, I think that there is a good possibiity that they got more of my personal info than I had thought. 

In other news.. 

I'm in Maryland.

Pretty sure I am not supposed to be here. 

Currently crashing in the booth of the girl who I am working for... but, it's her new booth.. so.. she doesn't want me sleeping on the beds here. Which...I guess is fine. I've slept on a floor many a time... But I suppose there is the slightly annoyed part of me that is starting to grumble. There are two beds. I have my own bedding, No one is here during the week.  But I am floor sleeping none the less. 

But I won't be able to sleep here during the weekend.. she wants the place to herself and her sister in law. I can dig that too. It's a tiny place. But that means I have to play the game of "where do I sleep tonight", for 3 nights. Plus, pretty sure that I won't be able to crash here during the week after this.. And I have no decent place to work on stock... and in the end...I'm feeling that this isn't worth it. I adore her...I really do...but I think I need to focus on my own shop, and that this was probably a mistake. Especially for only $200 a weekend ( which I am actually grateful for, because hello.. any money is better than no money..), but I'm not hurting for it right now. And I MIGHT be hurting my shop by not being able to focus on it. So... Dilemma. I'll figure it out. One way or the other. I don't want to leave her in the lurch... but I can do better than this for myself in the end. And as much as it sucks...sometimes you do have to put yourself first.
I still have a crapton of orders to finish. I should get on that.
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