Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Neglected hobby #48923

I haven't had my shop active in close to a year since I got a fulltime job as a product designer for iHeartRadio. I really like my 10-6 office job, too. I thought I was going to take the shop to "the next level" with the money from the stock I sold when the previous job, a start-up, got acquired. But instead it funded a year of being young and retired. A blissful, relaxing year of taking care of myself physically and mentally went by and I lived off that money instead of getting another job, re-investing the money, or putting it back into the We Are Were shop.

I know there must be a way to balance one's day job and still have time for hobbies (Etsy shop, drawing, growing plants, collecting things, etc.). But for a year, I've been focusing on the corporate career. For 2015, my resolution is to un-vacation the shop and continue on with this other aspect of my life that I really enjoy.

I also plan to update this blog more. I love that people still find it for the Etsy/Chanel post. Most blogs really bug me, and that's why I was ecstatic to find the gomi community (though sometimes it gets a little out of hand and I don't really know a lot of the blogs people really dislike).

I love designing and I love music, so finding a job that has both in NYC is/was my dream (and with really cool co-workers and an easy-to-bike-to-from-Brooklyn location in Tribeca). So, now it's all about getting another part of my life in an ideal place –and I have a 5-day weekend to get. on. this.