First off, I just wanted to shout from the the snow-free rooftops that the Santa’s Workshop workshop is in session!
If you follow me on Facebook you’ll know it’s actually been up just a little longer than I’d anticipated due to an accidental button push called Update.
Oh well. It was Monday somewhere even though it was 10:30 at night Sunday for me. :)
And now I’d like to talk a little bit about this ‘out of my control’ part of my life.
I’ve been an independent person my whole life. I do my best to try and be as responsible as possible. Because sometimes life is out of control, I may not be as on the ball with every aspect of my life, including my business, but I try to be. And I also understand that it happens to everyone. I’m good with reasonable delays. I don’t judge. We’ve all ‘been there done that’, right?
There are perks to running your own business–you can go have lunch with a friend, run to support your kid in a play, or have Casual Friday, which can actually occur on any day really and consists of pajama pants and often braless attire. But it’s also hard when you are the CEO, social media director, creative team leader, graphics designer, pseudo accountant, ‘web designer’, and janitor all wrapped up into one.
A lot of time and effort and working many more hours than the average Joe occurs when you are a teeny tiny company. I do have the most awesome of design teams and a little part-time help from child number two as well.
But being the independent ‘just do it yourself and get ‘er done’ kind of girl, it’s been really hard for me to have to rely on the work of others. One of these is my website. Stores and message boards and all that goes into them are beyond my wealth of knowledge–and that kills me. Granted, I do understand a little coding–I did create macros (a form of coding) many moons ago at WordPerfect. I’ve even taken a community ed class to help me understand the current stuff just a little bit more. Totally worth it!
But I ain’t got the skills, baby.
So without going into too much detail, I’ve had to rely on the skills of others to get my store and message board to match the new look of my blog…which I changed almost a year ago. Granted, I did want to live with it a month or so before having to pay someone to change it to match, so there’s that.
The guys are great, don’t get me wrong. But somehow we’re coming up on a year now and my site is still a mish mosh of old and new. I’m hoping this is coming to a close soon. I can’t wait for cohesive bliss.
But this is one of those things in my life where it’s out of my control.
The other thing that is out of my control is updating the Getting To Know You class for all of you who have purchased it on JessicaSprague.com.
I get asked about when this will happen on a daily basis. I just thought I’d let you know that the dynamics of their company changed from when I first spoke to an employee there about it a few months ago, in which they were so excited about the fact that I would share the videos over there for all of you had purchased it there. This person has since moved on from the company, so I’ve been patiently waiting to hear from the other person who needs to do this for me and for everyone. I’m not sure what the delays are on their end, but I’m ready when they are. :) Just know that I’m still working on making it happen.
So that’s part of my ‘out of control-ness’ going on right now. I guess I have a lesson to learn here. Must be patience or something. But surely there’s a time limit on learning patience, isn’t there? ;)
And because I don’t like to post without some kind of visual goodness, here’s a shot from Evermore, the place Dan worked on last year and this year. I want to do a whole post on this, but here’s a little taste for now. This statue is the work of an artist named Cory, but you can see Dan’s obelisk in the background. I just loved the mix of the statue with the yellow and red leaves and mountain in the background. And check out the little statue at the left too.