It's been six months since I quit my day job and started running my shop full-time. It's actually turned out pretty much as I imagined it would be. I've gotten into a routine: I get up when Stefan leaves for work, eat a quick breakfast, work on orders and answer emails and take care of all the other things running a small business requires, and then walk the ten blocks to the post office sometime late in the afternoon. That's how it basically goes. Sometimes I work on weekends; sometimes I give myself a day off.
I really enjoy it. I do. But working from home isn't perfect, either. It's easy to get cabin fever. And there's always the unpredictability. What if I get twenty orders today? What if I get zero? All you can do is work your hardest. What about luck? Yes, there's that. But luck, to me, doesn't mean it's brought on simply by chance. As Seneca said, "Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity."
Thank you for all your continued support of my shop and this blog. It is, as always, very much appreciated.