So today being Labor Day, I got dolled up -who knows where today will take us. I curled my hair and make-up too, put on a dress and bathing suit. All in hopes we go somewhere -a lunch we may have been invited too- to find out later we’re staying in.
So in fear of a night in I took some photos of my do and hated every one of them. It was crazy because every time I looked in the mirror I couldn’t help but think “Damn I look good. I could play cute or sexy -so much fun!” Then I would proceed to snap the picture and review it. “Oh my god! Why does it look like hair is losing curl? You can’t even see it’s bounciness. That light on my face makes it a weird color, that is up with that?”
Every time was the same reaction the camera couldn’t capture the beauty I saw within myself. I decided that I don’t want the photos, they don’t represent me at all and maybe someone else can capture that in an image but I am not there. I don’t need a photo to get me down then I see what is right in front of me and I am already smiling.
Beauty is right in front of us. We need to appreciate where we are and what is around us!
Just because it is a holiday and we have time off of work, it doesn’t mean we get time off of living. Chores to do today only consist of the dishes:
- Unloading the dishwasher
- Reloading the dishwasher
- Washing by hand
- Drying by hand
- Put away clean dishes
Simple enough as Anthony was so kind as to take care of the kitty litter and the trash this morning while I slept in. He also swept up and got the kitty’s food and gave me lots of kisses!
Speaking of sleeping in I had insomnia last night, or maybe I drank caffeine and don’t remember, and kept thinking about what kind of studio I want to create for dancers and what I want to be able to offer with it -classes outside of dance to make it more like a school for dedicated dancers. That business wants lead me to calculate my budget of this month to see what kind of spending money I may have -the answer is none- which lead me to find a gig on craigslist to make some extra money to you know survive in life, when I came upon an ad to make tutus!
TUTUS!!! You know I got this! I emailed her right away -not minding that is was 1 or 2 or something absurd in the morning. She respond with hopefulness so fingers crossed this works out! It will be enough side money to cover some extra debt. Plus it will be perfect for my last two months here and I can try to talk her in to letting me open up something up north when I move. If that is a no go, not a problem in the world because I have already mapped out plan B.
I have calculated what start up investment I would be looking at to being products. *Please note I have not branched out into the start up of selling; such as website, where to advertise, how to advertise, social media – right now I am looking to keep it simple and free for me so that I can recoup debt from initial opening. I have began pricing my cost of goods and how much I need to mark up in order to make a business. I worked on how long it will take for me to see profit but have not yet included special request buys that add to the debt. I did all this in the wee hours of the morning with Goober behind me -encouraging the drive for me to do something I can do while I am sitting around the house. I love staying busy!
Because tutus are so unique and personal I want to make every purchase personal, I don’t want my customers dealing with automation, I want to talk with them to make their dreams possible at reasonable prices. I want their to me 1 on 1 interaction 24/7. I will treat my clients how I expect to be treated. So if things work out we will see what plan I continue with!
Wish me luck… bonne chance!