One of the big tasks that i have found going along with my business is finding the time to work. For a month or so I was having a sitter come play with my Son while I tried to get work done. He seemed to like her ok but I felt like it wasn't an ideal situation, so I looked into preschools.

This is his 3rd week in Montessori school, and the first week I have been leaving and coming home. The first two weeks I sat ther in the class as quietly as possible to allow him to get used to it. These past 3 days it has been a little rough leaving him, because he has cried. The teacher said he has done pretty well, he just seems to realize I am gone when they transition from one activity to the next. When I pick him up he is happy to see me and ratles on about school all the way home. It is still tough though to leave him when he is crying.

Yesterday my brave thing was sedning out the invitations to a home jewelry party-my first one-that will be in 2 weeks. I noticed some resistance came up- questions about how I would manage it all. nervousness about selling my work in person. Questioning how to set it up, how much should I bring etc. I am trying to ignore it and just think about the "Be Brave" motto I have decided to pick up from beautiful Jessie this month.

So I am off to wrap orders, make a few custom pendants and listen to some music.

Hope you are having a beautiful day!


Blogger liz elayne said...

love that you are channeling the uncertainty into bravery. this is huge my friend. huge.

11/02/2007 10:57 AM  
Blogger swissmiss said...

If it fits into his schedule at all, see how it goes if your husband can drop your son off. My son used to cry when I dropped him at the babysitter for the day and he doesn't cry when my husband does...which is why it's become his job!

11/02/2007 12:30 PM  
Blogger Ladyv said...

i want to express how gorgeous your jewelery is! breathtaking. i'm so sure your jewelry part with go spectacularly....!

11/02/2007 2:17 PM  
Blogger Linnie said...

Hello...I've only seen the photo of you at the top of your blog....and just scrolled down...and saw how absolutely stunning beautiful you are. The warmth and love shines from your eyes...you are really gorgeous!

Just do it....somebody once said...if you think about it, just do it...otherwise you are going to think about it for a long time.

I've had this dream of opening my own preschool for 10 years! Then I did it, and can still remember how frightend I was the first few months....when some of the first parents phone to come and look at the school, it felt as if I was going to school for the first time!

But, 5 years along....looking back, it was actually so silly...the fear was real and there, and not at all unneccesary - it just challenged and pushed me to work harder to make it a bigger success!

And sitting here now, i know i can do anything i want to...even if i'm scared...

i'm sending you...arms full of courage...(or you can borrow mine for a while....), i send a prayer that God will send His angels to fold their wings around your heart...to replace the fear with absolute stillness...and a feeling of 'i'm better than ok, i'm great!)

Good luck!! Just do what your gut feeling tells you to do...and trust your own intuition...it's usually the right one.

please let us know how it is going...BIG hug!!!

11/02/2007 4:33 PM  
Anonymous acumamakiki said...

it's such a transition when our wee ones go to school, sometimes i really wonder if it's harder for us mamas. i know your home party will be a smashing success, you probably will run out of jewelry to sell! xoxo

11/02/2007 6:26 PM  
Blogger Maddie said...

It is so anguishing leaving a
crying child ~ I often would
participate until they were
fully engaged ~ and then
sneak out:)
As soon as everyone shows up for
your jewelery sale they are
will be so enchanted ~ and
the word will spread even more
when others see them wearing your
gorgeous designs:)
And I so understand how difficult
it is to get work done as a parent ~
because it is a very specific
kind of time we need ~
a certain mental space and
mood ~ I am a going to a cabin
for 24 hours on the Island
to write and photograph
nature ~ my family are very
sweet and loving and understanding ~in this way I come back re~invigorated and all my work

Have such a wonderful time with
your sale ~ how lucky everyone
will be to buy your work:)

11/03/2007 11:29 AM  
Blogger PixieDust said...

I've always felt that the first year of school is the most difficult for children & parents because it goes against a parents natural instinct, yes? Leaving your child alone with strangers?! It is very hard, and I'm giving you a big hug to find your strength in this... *sigh... but it's as it should be...

Your work is gorgeous, be proud of the talent & beauty you offer! I'm so in love with my Sunflower purchase that I have posted it on my blog (full credit to you of course! heehee), so that everyone may find you at Etsy!



11/03/2007 12:52 PM  
Blogger daisies said...

i should be brave and join in the be brave challenge but i don't know that i'm ready yet, getting there :)

i love that you selling via a home jewelry party, wish i could have you come to my work and do a boardroom party, the ladies love to buy beautiful jewelry :) you are going to do wonderfully :)

it used to break my heart to leave aiden, he cried whenever i left and i would sit in the hall, tears rolling down my face until he stopped ~ he always had fun though and he adjusted to it all :)

lots of love, xoxox

11/04/2007 1:38 AM  
Blogger Michelle (a.k.a. la vie en rose) said...

you are brave...you are...

11/05/2007 2:58 PM  
Blogger Amber said...

I love the Be Brave motto.

Don't be sad about baby boy. He won't do it for long, I swear! And I am sure he loves his time playing and learning. You are a great mom. No guilt!

ox :)

11/05/2007 11:56 PM  

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