|A Ripple in Time|
This is my daughter Annie's entry in the National Geographic photo contest.
It's her first time entering such a prestigious contest .
A big leap in her creative journey.
I am a very proud mom!!!
(Any "likes " or "tweets " would be very much appreciated )
This week also marked a milestone in my beadie endeavors.
I made sale # 1000 on ETSY !
One thousand sales reflect many hours spent making and marketing my beads. Technically bead making is just my hobby, it doesn't really pay many of the bills. Of course the IRS takes a different view, part of my beadie income goes to them. But,I still keep my job as a veterinary receptionist.That assures the lights stay on and food is on the table !
No matter how big or small the profit, it is not a measurement the rewards my bead sales bring me . I can't measure the fulfillment I feel bringing my clay creations to life.The connections I have made with the worldwide bead community bring me so much happiness.
The friendships begun over beads are treasures.
When I made sale 1000, I did, for just a moment ,think how many extra treats for my grandchildren and family scuba diving trips my bead money helped finance. But, then I reflected on the fulfillment and joy
on- line selling has brought to my crafting ventures.At risk of sounding like a t.v. commercial, my bead connections are truly "priceless" .
Was my motivation to sell about making money ... yes
But, what has kept me making and marketing beads ?
I makes me HAPPY!
What keeps you active in the online community ?
this week reflect on your own motivation
Bead Happy !