I've already told you- I'm getting ready to open up an etsy shop, that being said, I'm scared to death. I've not really ever worked outside our home...but the schedules I've had, in the home, have been pretty simple and in two parts.
1.) When Honey left for work.
2.) When Honey got home.
Anything else I took part in--happened between those two times of the day. (with a few exceptions)
But I can tell you-- there were some days that the last hour before he got home was a mad dash to get supper on the table, and the house picked up. These were limits I put on myself...the perfectionist. I wanted him to be proud to come home and HAPPY to be there. Until I turned it around about making him happy and pleasing him... I stressed about how things got done and whether or not they were perfect. Once I started thinking differently-- I was able to relax.
Starting this shop...some of the same. I want to be proud of what I sell and I want the customer to be happy with their purchase.
I'm finding out it is going to be hard work. I think the hardest part is carving out time in my day 'TO WORK' and treat this little shop like a job; but at the same time relaxing and enjoying what I am doing.
When I announced this last week-- so many of you were quick to encourage and said such nice things to me. I am hoping that I can count on some of you for some sage advice and wisdom...I may be jotting some emails out with questions. I have a ton!
I noticed after I published that post-- this scripture was in the header of my blog. I'm not a superstitious type...but I don't take things lightly either. I remember thinking at the time this scripture was very appropriate for me at the moment.
I know you can't read it, so here is what it said:
You may say to yourself, "My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me." But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your forefathers, as it is today. ~~Deuteronomy 8:17-18
I had forgotten that everything comes from the LORD even our abilities... it is He who strengthens us and gives us the wisdom to do what we do. I needed this little reminder. Thank you, LORD.
I needed to be reminded that a little fear is a good thing,too; especially when directed in the right way. I tend to be afraid of what I CAN AND CANNOT DO. I hope that what I'm doing will be pleasing to Him and I will be diligent in the abilities and the direction He has given me.
I feel so very blessed to be able to do this. I hope I do it well. Even if I must do it afraid.
I also hope I'm able to learn some new tricks and different habits in order to make working at home beneficial for me (us).
Maybe you have some tips on creating a work schedule at home; Setting your own hours vs. burning the midnight oil, ...I'm a blank slate...now is your chance to write a page in my book... ;)
feel free to do so in the comments!
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your path straight.