Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Reprioritizing (or.... Here I Go Again)

Do you have an issue with getting things done? I do. If you check out my archives, you'll see that i first attempted blogging last year. Why didn't i keep up with it. Procrastination? Well, my husband says is reprioritizing. (I like that word so much better.) Personally, i've said for many years that "if i ever got it together, i wouldn't know what to do with it." But, someday, i'd like to give it a try. So...anyway...here i go again. And since i really don't know where to go from here, i'll give you a little background on myself & ifrogcrafts.

I started painting signs & what nots 10+ years ago. At that time, i was working 4 jobs to try to make ends meet. (1) I worked full time at a grocery store. (2) Was doing crafting as much as possible. (3) I sold Avon. (4) I cashiered at Target part time. Whew! It's a good thing i was younger, because there is no way i'd have that kind of stamina now! Fortunately, i got a job as a Retail Representative, where i made enough money that i could quit all my other jobs. I was so burnt out, that i did just that. After about a year, i realized that i really missed the creating, especially when i would go to a craft show or festival & see all the wonderful creations for sale. I missed crafting.

In July of 2006, i met my hubby. One afternoon, we went to a festival & walked around the craft area. I pointed out things like i used to do. A few weeks later, he informed me that when we got married, he wanted me to quit my Retail Rep job & get back into crafting full time. (The Rep job had changed & had started to be more tasking & was really wearing me down.) He told me that he saw my eyes light up, when i talked about what i used to make. He wanted to give me my dream. And he did.

And so was born, ifrogcrafts. I started doing show & festivals in the fall or 2007. And the rest, as they say, is history. This year, i have decided to not do the shows & festivals & focus on my online shops. The loading, unloading, setting up, tearing down, loading up again, has become too much for me physically. Let alone, being out in the heat or shivering in the cold. Then i think of the weather issues i've dealt with - well i won't miss all that. I do already miss the people & friends that i made along the way. But at this point in time, i feel this is the best decision for me.

So now you know "the rest of the story".


  1. Wow...to have a hubby that believes! I currently do not have a paying job (I've had health issues) so I'm trying this (it's on my own time, on my own terms). But he once said..."It'll never be a business". **sigh** Maybe someday, if I really get it going.

  2. It's one of those things that will take time. That i believe is the hardest part. You've done all the work, now to get it out there. Maybe together, we can learn to do it right. =) <><