My Etsy Shop Is Open!

So I’ve been gone for two months. Two months!!! That’s insane. I’ve been so busy!

I went on vacation in May, the very last week of the month. We went to California, first stopping at the Grand Canyon. I cried when I saw it. We watched the sun rise and I sat on the rocks and cried. It was one of the most beautiful things I have ever witnessed. It was a sacred experience, you could feel the ancient weight of time all around you. I have never been to a more mystical place.

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We spent a week in California, in beautiful San Clemente. We just hung out and spent a week on the beach. It was fantastic. We hiked around and saw the cliffs at Dana Point, hiked to a sea cave, inspected the tide pools, and ate burritos like you wouldn’t believe. If you ever go to San Clemente you need to eat at Pedro’s Tacos!

Here’s that awesome sea cave:

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Oh, also this happened to me, no big deal:

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Isn’t that the coolest thing?? We went on a whale watching tour, and although we didn’t see any whales, these dolphins had a great time swimming around the boat. It really seemed like they were playing with us!

This was taken the last night of our trip, how I miss this view:

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Since coming home I had a lot of down time to think. I realized if I want to do things with my life, I have to stop waiting. There will never be the perfect time to do things. Not now, not two months from now, not two years from now. I should just… go for it.

 

And I did! And I opened up my Etsy shop! I now have a brand new shop called Wild Wandering Jewelry (that’s a clickable link if you want to check it out)! The story is actually kinda funny…

July 30th the Monsieur and I went to Eureka Springs, AR to do some hiking and sight seeing. Just a fun day trip. If you had told me on that day that I would be sitting here with an open Etsy shop, a DBA and a sales tax permit… I would’ve laughed. I had no plans to open my shop. Literally none.

And then August 1st…. I suddenly realized ‘what the heck am I waiting for??!’ I’ve been wanting to open a jewelry shop for years now, and I haven’t! Why? There’s nothing stopping me. And so one thing lead to another and suddenly I was filing for a DBA… I was filing out sales tax forms (I had a panic attack afterwards), I was spending whole weekends photographing items and editing photos and then last Saturday, I got 59 items listed and opened my Etsy shop.

I have no idea where this is going to take me, I have no idea what will happen next. Business is a risky venture, and it’s one I’m finally taking. If I fail, I fail. But at least I will know that I tried, and honestly, that’s really all I need.

 

I am on the look-out for more books to read and review! (I’m currently rereading Firelight by Kristen Callihan because I just love it so much. After that, Moonglow.) With Halloween/Samhain coming up I really feel like I need more vampires! Ha. Who am I kidding? I always need vampires.

Thank you so much for reading!

xo Elizabeth

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