Has she fled to Canada?
Is she wandering the woods of Chappaqua?
Is she holed up with Richard Simmons?
No, no, and *shudder* thank God no!
No, rather she is KNEE DEEP in envelope samples, logo designs, print runs, branded stickers, merchandise photography . . .
It’s full-blown ETSY SHOP SETUP over here!
Nearly seven weeks ago (!!) I wrote about how I was reluctantly going to setup a shop to sell my bird prints and such.
Wow, a lot can change in seven weeks.
If you had told me that by April 1st I’d eagerly be entering data into a PROFIT AND LOSS spreadsheet I would have laughed out loud. Truly.
And yet here I am. Not just casually getting a few prints made (which would be fine) and slapping a few up on Etsy. No, I have fully immersed myself in the venture.
Branding! Product! Profit Margins! Search Engine Optimization! Suppliers!
It is nothing short of delightful. I never knew that I had this entrepreneur energy within. I spend every spare moment working on this (hence the lack of blogging).
Yes, it has truly been a year full of continual unfolding that surprises and delights.
I look back to where I was a year ago: broken-hearted, cying-while-I-sang-in-the-church-choir, painting birds. Hot damn that was a tough year–but all that hard inner-work is finally bearing fruit. Who knows what the next year will bring.
So yes, the answer to Where is Sarah? is that she blissfully creating and ever-so-eager to launch her Etsy shop. I cannot wait to share this with you all very soon!
Until then, if you’ll excuse me, those profit-loss spreadsheets won’t calculate themselves.